By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 5, 2016 3 Dangers of Probate When considering estate planning, you’ll hear a lot of talk about “avoiding probate.” But what is probate, and why is it something people want to avoid? Probate refers to the legal process through which a deceased person’s...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 15, 2017 As the personal representative of an estate, you have the responsibility of properly managing and distributing their assets through the court system. The probate process isn’t always easy to navigate, however, and waiting on creditors can cause it to...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 4, 2019 Dangers of All or Part of Your Business Becoming a Probate Asset   Before you can understand why having your business tied up in probate can be a disaster, you have to first understand what probate is and is not. Catch...

Probate - Notice to Creditors - Part 2   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 12, 2014 Please read Notice to Creditors - Part 1 first if you have not already done so. You hopefully learned from prior posts that Probate is definitely something worth investing money to avoid; at...

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...

As an Heir, How Do I Stay Informed of What Is Happening in the Probate Case? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 18, 2015 [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] HAIMO: Generally beneficiaries—either designated by will or statute—will be notified and kept informed of the status of proceedings because most actions in probate require...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 13, 2017 With the diversity and popularity of our state, probate matters can get quite interesting at times. In addition to citizens of the state who pass away here, there are also tourists, retirees, snowbirds, various other non-citizens, spouses of non-citizens,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 28, 2017 Types of Estate Administration (Probate): Formal v. Summary Administration There are two main types of estate administrations, which are commonly referred to as probate. They are very similar  and also very different. Fortunately, you do not have to choose one...

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...

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...

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