By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 5, 2018 8 Signs Your Estate Plan May Now Be Outdated You did it. After years of pushing it, you finally sat down and put together a strong estate plan. You and your attorney were thoughtful, thorough, and careful. Together, you meticulously...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 24, 2018 Does Your Goldfish Need an Estate Plan? Most pet owners don’t think of their furry (or not so furry) roommates as pieces of property. They’re friends. Loved ones. Members of the family. However, legally speaking, property is exactly what they are,...

          By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 8, 2017   What to do After a Loved One’s Death - Checklist   Following the passing of a loved one, you will understandably be overwhelmed with many emotions. Simultaneously, while trying to process the loss, you may be thrusted into a variety of...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 1, 2017 14 Pressure Points That May Result in Your Family Inheriting a Grenade Everyone's situation is unique, which means there are many hidden potential dangers awaiting those who wish to self-diagnose, ignore, or avoid estate planning ahead. In this article, you'll find...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 26, 2017 Challenges during life and after death can be emotional for you, your family, and your business. Complications surrounding death are further aggravated and magnified during times of grief. These complications will not be positive; i.e. they will be expensive, time consuming,...

Can’t I Just Use Computer Software? Yes, you absolutely can use computer software to address your estate and business planning needs.  Your options range from simple to complex programs. You need to know exactly what documents you need, and how to prepare and execute them properly,...

BILLING POLICIES   Haimo Law generally bills on a fixed costs basis.  However, some forms of representation are more appropriate to be billed hourly or some combination of both hourly and fixed costs.  As you will see below, probate lends itself to a deferred compensation structure.   Contact...

Do I need my original documents?   Yes, you generally need the originals. That is not to say that you cannot use copies. However, using copies in some situations requires additional hurdles, especially in probate. To ensure a smooth process and pleasant planning experience, we ask that...

Who keeps my original executed documents?   It is generally the firm policy to retain the original documents for safekeeping. You will receive copies of your documents electronically via a secure link or other means if you would prefer. They will also be converted to digital copies...