A Closer Look at Probate If you watch our videos and read the content on HaimoLaw.com, we guarantee you'll better understand wills, trusts, probate, business planning and asset protection; the basic positive and negatives about each area and why they are important to you, your family...

  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...

The Fundamentals of a Last Will and Testament   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. A Last Will and Testament or a "Will" is a legal document that expresses your postmortem wishes. It appoints a personal representative or executor to administer your estate. It designates a guardian of the...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 18, 2018 6 Top Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes The passing of our favorite celebrity is tragic to fans; the demise is even more hard-hitting to family of the deceased. The worst-case scenario is when said celebrity doesn’t leave his or her affairs...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 17, 2018 6 Things the Royal Newlyweds Should Update in Their Estate Plans Well, it finally happened! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married, and the ceremony has been getting rave reviews. Over the past several months, anyone who’s watched the news, perused...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 5, 2018 8 Signs Your Estate Plan May Now Be Outdated You did it. After years of pushing it, you finally sat down and put together a strong estate plan. You and your attorney were thoughtful, thorough, and careful. Together, you meticulously...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 21, 2018 Estate Planning for Special Needs Beneficiaries Life is always a bit more complicated if you are caring for someone with special needs. Depending on the nature of their condition, you will likely need to find them specialized medical help, educational...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 24, 2018 Does Your Goldfish Need an Estate Plan? Most pet owners don’t think of their furry (or not so furry) roommates as pieces of property. They’re friends. Loved ones. Members of the family. However, legally speaking, property is exactly what they are,...

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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