By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 28, 2017 Types of Estate Administration (Probate): Formal v. Summary Administration There are two main types of estate administrations, which are commonly referred to as probate. They are very similar  and also very different. Fortunately, you do not have to choose one...

Probate - Notice to Creditors - Part 1   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 3, 2014 Probate (also referred to as "estate administration") is something you generally want to avoid. However, there are circumstances where probate does offer some advantages. This post focuses on one of those advantages...

Probate: Beast or Burden   I said it before, and I'll say it again: probate is time consuming, expensive and unpredictable. It presses a lot of emotional pressure points that can really be a terrible burden on your family. I've seen it both professionally and...

What Is a Letter of Testamentary?  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.November 26, 2019 When a loved one dies, someone has to take over and divide their estate. If the deceased has a will, they probably have named a specific person to take on the role of executor...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 24, 2019 Heath Ledger and Estate Planning for Life-Changing Events Once you have created a will, it’s easy to forget. Unless there’s a specific reason, not many of us spend time focusing on what will happen to our worldly possessions...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.October 10, 2019 Guardianship vs Power of Attorney One of the most common questions estate planning attorneys receive from clients is, “What’s the difference between an appointed guardianship and a designated power of attorney?” The essential differences are when the appointment happens, and who...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 13, 2018 Four Factors to Consider When Selecting an Executor for Your Estate When you write a last will and testament, one of the most important choices you will make is selecting an executor for your estate. Your executor (also known as a...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. August 23, 2018 Who Will Help Bourdain's 11-Year-Old Daughter Manage His $1.2 Million Estate? 61-year-old Anthony Bourdain wasn’t just a charismatic celebrity traveler, chef, and author. He was also a father. The beloved travel-show host died earlier this summer, after apparently committing suicide...

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