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...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KICpGOiCpsk   An Unlawfully dishonored Living Will - Part 2   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 6, 2014 Last week we wrote a post about the unfortunate and tragic story of a 13 year old teenager - Jahi McMath - who experienced a terrible adverse reaction to otherwise "routine" surgery...

New Guardianship Laws Could Provide Alternatives to Probate Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 4, 2015 Very few would call Florida’s guardianship program “perfect.” In fact, many—including the Miami New Times— would go as far as to call it “much-maligned” and in desperate need of an overhaul. Under Florida guardianship laws,...

Adult Children with Serious Conditions Need a Health Care Surrogate   Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 23, 2015 Having a child who is truly sick with a serious illness is every parent’s worst nightmare. You feel angry, sad, and helpless all at once. You rearrange your life to ensure they...

Sometimes Florida’s Elderly Need to Be Guarded from Their Guardians   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 8, 2015 Few would refer to Florida’s guardianship system as “perfect.” In fact, many would use the term “flawed” or even “corrupt.” Florida’s imperfect guardianship system has earned countrywide criticism over the last...

[caption id="attachment_5240" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prince estate blunder.[/caption]             By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 22, 2016 Prince's Estate Planning Blunder, a Symbol of What NOT to Do - Part 2   Summary In the first post, we discussed that Prince allegedly died owning approximately $300 million dollars in assets consisting of real...

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