By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 6, 2017 Understanding the Fundamentals of Estate Administration (Probate)   Estate administration (or Probate) is the process of winding down a deceased's legal estate. It involves deceased's ABCs, or assets, beneficiaries and creditors. Even simple estates can take time and incur costs, especially...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 9, 2018 Who are the Material Parties in Probate? Read this post to learn more about the process before proceeding. Estate administration (or probate) can be a lengthy court process. As you learned earlier, it requires addressing the ABCs of a deceased persons's...

[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...

            By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 22, 2016 What's Estate Administration or Probate?   When a person passes away, his or her affairs have to be wound up and settled. There are three basic components of Estate Administration, or Probate, which we refer to the ABCs: Assets, Beneficiaries and...

5 Reasons to Love Trusts   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGBd1olqIe8&t=12s   1. Avoids Probate - Trusts own property in its name instead of your name. Remember that property can include everything you own (Learn more here). As a result of retitling your property into the name of your trust, there's no assets to go...

Another Benefit of Trusts: Owning Real Estate in Multiple States By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 26, 2015 There are many benefits associated with setting up a trust or estate administration, and avoiding probate is at the top of the list. Probate can be a costly, stressful, and...

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,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 29, 2017 Handling assets after a loved one’s death is never easy. Bumps in the road are inevitable, especially if they had a large or complicated estate. If you are preparing to begin the probate process for a loved one’s estate,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 13, 2018 Sports Reporter Craig Sager Causes Dramatic Feud for His Blended Family “Nothing like getting served, pestered by Sherrifs & taken to court over a Will that myself and my sisters are not only 100% excluded from but do not even...

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