By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 12, 2018 Billy Graham and How Estate Planning Allows You to Say a Final Goodbye People engage in estate planning for numerous reasons. They want to protect their life’s work. They want to make sure their loved ones are well taken care...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 28, 2018 Should an Unsent Text Count as a Last Will and Testament? There are specific rules for creating a Last Will and Testament in Florida. The person writing the will (the testator) has to be 18 or older (or an...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 14, 2018 How Do You Know If Someone Left You Money in a Will? A well-off relative recently died. Growing up you saw this relative fairly often, but you hadn’t been close since you became an adult. After experiencing an initial bout...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 5, 2015 9 Reasons That You Should Change Your Will   There are a number of reasons you may need to update your will. Typically, an alteration to your will is the result of a major change in your life. Sometimes, however, even...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 3, 2015 Don’t Forget to Change Your Will after You Divorce – Part 2 Recently I wrote a post about how you want to ensure you change your will after you divorce to avoid having your ex-spouse inherit if they are designated...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 15, 2015 Don’t Forget to Change Your Will after You Divorce - Part 1   So you’ve invested time, energy, and care into creating a comprehensive estate plan, complete with a will, trusts, power of attorney, health care surrogate, and living will....

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 22, 2015 Estate Planning: Don’t Unintentionally Disinherit Your Stepchildren The modern family comes in many shapes and sizes. In Florida, many households include a mix of biological children and stepchildren—children from prior marriages or relationships. When it comes to estate planning, parents of...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 15, 2015 Don't Just Assume Your Kids Will Want All Their Inheritance As an estate planning attorney, I’ve seen far too many completely preventable complications and hardships arise due to lack of communication between families. Talking to your loved ones about your estate plan...

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