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...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 13, 2018 Sports Reporter Craig Sager Causes Dramatic Feud for His Blended Family “Nothing like getting served, pestered by Sherrifs & taken to court over a Will that myself and my sisters are not only 100% excluded from but do not even...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 9, 2018 Who are the Material Parties in Probate? Read this post to learn more about the process before proceeding. Estate administration (or probate) can be a lengthy court process. As you learned earlier, it requires addressing the ABCs of a deceased persons's...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 6, 2017 Understanding the Fundamentals of Estate Administration (Probate)   Estate administration (or Probate) is the process of winding down a deceased's legal estate. It involves deceased's ABCs, or assets, beneficiaries and creditors. Even simple estates can take time and incur costs, especially...

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...

          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. October 2, 2017   What’s an Estate?   An estate is a legal entity just like a person, corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership and trust. An estate comes into existence only by going through the probate process in the probate court. It is formed...