Protect Life Insurance Payouts from Creditors with Trusts - Part 1 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 21, 2015 Life insurance can be a valuable financial asset and effective estate planning tool. As a general rule, the proceeds of a life insurance policy are paid to a designated...

Probate: Beast or Burden   I said it before, and I'll say it again: probate is time consuming, expensive and unpredictable. It presses a lot of emotional pressure points that can really be a terrible burden on your family. I've seen it both professionally and...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 24, 2019 Heath Ledger and Estate Planning for Life-Changing Events Once you have created a will, it’s easy to forget. Unless there’s a specific reason, not many of us spend time focusing on what will happen to our worldly possessions...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 5, 2019 GST folder on lawyer table What Is a GST Trust? When assets over a certain value are passed from one generation to the next, an estate tax is placed upon those assets. For example, if Parent A leaves an inheritance to their...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.August 8, 2019 Estate Planning business card on desk with files What to Expect During Your First Meeting with an Estate Planning Attorney Deciding to meet with an estate planning attorney is a big first step. Creating a comprehensive estate plan is the only...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.June 27, 2019 Questions to ask Hiring a Florida Estate Planning Attorney: Questions to Ask Creating an estate plan is rarely a simple process - this is why people turn to estate planning attorneys in the first place. But while an attorney can serve...

Barry E. Haimo, Esq.June 13, 2019 Estate Planning Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Partners When life partners decide not to tie the knot right away – or ever – they limit their ability to enjoy every financial advantage that comes with being wed. Essentially, the law doesn’t recognize...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.May 23, 2019 Last Will and Testament concept image Biggest Celebrity Estate Planning Failures Fame and fortune may insulate celebrities from many daily struggles everyday people face. But just like you and me, without proper guidance they are subject to the very same...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 17, 2018 Kim Kardashian's Estate Plan Ensures She'll Always Look Her Best When you think of estate planning, it’s likely you imagine deciding who gets which assets. This is the reason many people give for avoiding it. After all, maybe you don’t...

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