By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 29, 2017 Handling assets after a loved one’s death is never easy. Bumps in the road are inevitable, especially if they had a large or complicated estate. If you are preparing to begin the probate process for a loved one’s estate,...

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...

Am I Responsible for My Deceased Parent or Spouse’s Bills? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] HAIMO: Generally speaking, you are not responsible for the debts of another person unless you actively agree to be responsible for those debts. [END TRANSCRIPT] The weeks and months that follow death...

Do Life Insurance and Retirement Benefits Need to Go Through My Estate?   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 [VIDEO TRANSCRIPT] BARRY HAIMO:  Generally, if structured properly, life insurance and qualified retirement accounts will not go through your estate, because they will go to the proper beneficiary. [END...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 How Does Property Transfer After Death? [BEGIN TRANSCRIPTION] HAIMO: At your point of death, your property will be pooled together and called your probate estate. Through the probate proceedings, your property will be devised to the appropriate beneficiary or beneficiaries. This...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 How Long Does the Probate or Administration of an Estate Take? [BEGIN TRANSCRIPTION] HAIMO: The amount of time that a probate or administration of an estate can take depends on the size and complexity of the estate.  Some estates can be...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 Do I Have to Pay a Debt to a Deceased Person? [BEGIN TRANSCRIPTION] HAIMO: When a person dies, anyone who owes them money will be referred to as a creditor of the estate. So yes, you will still owe not them...

If I Am Named as Executor in a Will, Do I Have to Serve? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] BARRY HAIMO: If you’re named in a will as executor or personal representative in Florida, you do not have to serve. You are not obligated...

Personal Representative Compensation: Does an Executor Get Paid?   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 18, 2015 [BEGIN TRANSCRIPTION] BARRY HAIMO: An executor or personal representative of an estate can get paid. They can be entitled to compensation. Sometimes estate plan documents provide for no compensation, but under the laws of...

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