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...

Trusts Are Like Toothpaste Tubes   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGBd1olqIe8&t=12s   You read the title correctly. Trusts are in fact a lot like toothpaste tubes. Let me tell you how. First, you have full control over how much toothpaste is squeezed out. You can squeeze out a little or a lot. It's...

Estate Planning for the 2020 Election By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 12, 2020 There are so many big stories in politics right now that it’s tempting to shut down your computer, turn off your phone, and ignore everything that’s happening. Headlines about impeachment, debates, and the upcoming...

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...

The Essence of Trusts Diana thought that she had learned her lesson when her husband, Benny, died without any kind of estate planning documents. The lengthy probate was made doubly difficult because they had a business together as well as a son with disabilities. With no...

  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...

What Is a Trust? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 27, 2014 A trust is an incredibly valuable and versatile tool that can enable you to accomplish many of your estate and business planning objectives. There are all kinds of different types of trusts out there, many with very specific...

The Perils of Administering a Trust in Florida By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 20, 2015 If a loved one or close friend asks you to serve as administrator for their trust, chances are good that you’re going to say yes. After all, they are trusting you with...

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.May 16, 2019 Living trust and estate planning form Who are the Relevant Parties of a Trust? When you create a trust to protect, grow, and distribute your assets, it involves a number of parties. These parties each perform different necessary roles and have...

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