April 29, 2013 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. Beware of the Single-Member Limited Liability Company (LLC)   Limited Liability Company (LLC) interests are characterized as personal property under Florida Law. Everyone that forms a business entity to limit their personal liability does so to separate themselves from creditors of...

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...

Why Your College-Bound Kid Needs a Health Care Surrogate   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 12, 2015 Confident, optimistic, and eager to take on the world, your college-bound child might not be thrilled with the idea of signing away even a small bit of privacy to their parents....

How a Power of Attorney Can Be Abused   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 5, 2015 Imagine you were going to give someone access to your bank account, retirement and savings accounts, and property. You’d feel better about giving that access to someone you trust, wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, the...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.April 11, 2019 Estate planning worksheet The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is one of the most popular phenomena today. More and more people are finding it worthwhile to roll up their sleeves and accomplish diverse home repairs and other improvement...

[caption id="attachment_5240" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prince estate blunder.[/caption]             By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 12, 2016 Prince's Estate Planning Blunder, a Symbol of What NOT to Do - Part 1 Prince’s untimely death surprised everyone. It was terribly tragic and sad. In the weeks immediately following his death, his sister...

Online DIY Wills, Trusts and Business Documents Are Bad News By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 2, 2013 Do it yourself anything is commonly referred to as "DIY". When it comes to estate planning, Online DIY wills, trusts, and business documents are an absolutely terrible idea. Obviously I'm referring...

Estate planning scams By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 11, 2018 Estate Planning Scams Floridians Should Watch Out For Scammers are everywhere, but estate planning scammers are especially vile. After all, it won’t be easy for your beneficiaries to undo the work of a scammer while trying to...

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