By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 12, 2019 What You Should Know About the SECURE Act  Do you know how much you have saved for retirement? And how long that money will last?  More and more Americans are beginning to fear that they will outlive their retirement savings. Unfortunately,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 5, 2019 The Difference Between an Heir and a Beneficiary Not understanding the difference between your heirs and beneficiaries could change the way you plan your estate, and later cause unnecessary confusion and complications among your surviving family members and friends.  During...

Storing Your Will: Everything You Need to Know  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 14, 2019 Your last will and testament is an incredibly important document. Without it, your family will have no official record of your last wishes and how you want to distribute your estate. You...

What Happens to a Mortgage After Death By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 12, 2019 Owning a home has always been a part of the American dream. It’s often a person’s largest asset. In the wake of the mortgage crisis, however, we began seeing this asset shift… into...

Barry E. Haimo, Esq.October 3, 2019 Prince Estate Remains in Limbo 3 Years Later Three years have passed since we bid farewell to pop icon Prince, and as we predicted then, his choice to forego planning has left his estate in limbo and its value dwindling. It...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 25, 2019 When to Give Your Children Their Inheritance There are countless ways to divvy up an estate among the children when a parent has passed, and each family’s legacy and methods for passing it down are unique. However, the factors that...

Cristin Gerczak, Esq.September 24, 2019 Can I Dictate What Happens to My Remains After I Die? Florida law states that the deceased person has priority in choosing the disposition of their remains after they pass away. This is accomplished by creating “written inter vivos authorizations and directions”.  What...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 19, 2019 Marlon Brando and the Importance of Putting Your Promises in Writing More than a decade has come and gone since the late, great Marlon Brando passed on. Still, those first tumultuous years of posthumous court battles are fresh on...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 12, 2019 How Single Parents Can Protect Their Children with Estate Planning Statistics show more than half of U.S. adults do not have a will. Census Data also reflects that after decades of lower birth rates, more women are choosing to bear...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 5, 2019 GST folder on lawyer table What Is a GST Trust? When assets over a certain value are passed from one generation to the next, an estate tax is placed upon those assets. For example, if Parent A leaves an inheritance to their...

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