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...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.August 22, 2019 Dan Gilbert, the Fate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Estate Planning All reports point to Dan Gilbert making great strides mere weeks into recovery from a stroke. Still, it’s impossible to know exactly what’s going through his mind.  His estimated $7...

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...

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