By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 12, 2016 Why Is a Living Will Important? No one enjoys thinking about the possibility of being diagnosed with a terminal illness. But as we near the end of our lives, the likelihood of coming down with an incurable condition increases. If...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 22, 2015 What Is a Persistent Vegetative State? For many families, witnessing a loved one enter a persistent vegetative state is incredibly traumatic and hard to understand. Different than a coma, a persistent vegetative state is a condition marked by cycles of sleeping...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 4, 2016 What Happens If There Is No Living Will? I’ve written before about the importance of designating a health care surrogate – someone you choose to make important medical decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated due to injury,...

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. December 29, 2015 What’s HIPAA? If you have been to a hospital or doctor, you probably had to sign a piece of paper that notified you of HIPAA’s privacy practices. You may have signed this form without paying attention to the content, but...

Complicated “Modern” Families Lead to Complicated Estates   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. August 29, 2014 Even just a few generations ago, the words “till death do you part” had a very concrete meaning for most people. Marrying someone truly did mean spending your life with them except in...

Trusts are the "Channels" of Your Family's Future   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 24, 2014 If you fail to plan your estate, here are a few things that you are setting your family up to experience. Guardianship During life, if you become mentally incapacitated by illness or injury, your...

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