Sometimes Florida’s Elderly Need to Be Guarded from Their Guardians   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 8, 2015 Few would refer to Florida’s guardianship system as “perfect.” In fact, many would use the term “flawed” or even “corrupt.” Florida’s imperfect guardianship system has earned countrywide criticism over the last...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 11, 2018 Florida Health Care Advanced Directives Cover Mental Health, Too Many people don’t know this, but Florida health care advance directives don’t just cover physical incapacities – they also can be used to address a decline in mental health. They do this...

What's a Power of Attorney?   By Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 30, 2013 What is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is a document that appoints an attorney-in-fact as your agent to administer your financial and administrative affairs on your behalf. It can appoint multiple agents, either...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 29, 2016 Who Are the Parties in a Power of Attorney? If you are ever incapacitated or unable or unavailable to perform an activity, you may want to consider a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is an advance care directive...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 2nd, 2016 Who Are the Parties to a Health Care Surrogate? We all fear that time at the end of our lives where we can no longer make our own healthcare decisions. There's also the possibility that something sudden happens when...

  Living Will: "Brain Dead  But Kept Alive"   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 29, 2014   A Living Will is a document that enables you to choose your preference for being kept alive artificially on life support in the event that you are in a persistent vegetative stage, terminally...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 4, 2016 What Happens If There Is No Living Will? I’ve written before about the importance of designating a health care surrogate – someone you choose to make important medical decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated due to injury,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 24, 2016 The New Health Care Surrogate Statute   A Health Care Surrogate is a critical document in any estate plan. Essentially, it enables the person executing the document -- known as the principal -- to designate one or more people to make...

When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 3, 2016 Depending on your purpose for creating a Power of Attorney, you can allow someone else to act on your behalf in a variety of situations, both specific and general. Most Powers of Attorney...

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