I have been in the practice of law for over 33 years in Broward County and have... more
I have been in the practice of law for over 33 years in Broward County and have extensive experience in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, real estate, corporate matters and certain areas of taxation. I am rated "AV-Preeminent" in Martindale Hubbell (an attorney rating service). This means that my peers rate me as having attained the highest level of professional excellence in my practi... view profile
Michelle was born in Maryland and raised in South Carolina. She obtained a Bachelor... more
Michelle was born in Maryland and raised in South Carolina. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and thereafter was a successful district manager for a well-known restaurant chain before she decided to return to school to obtain her law degree. Michelle moved to South Florida to attend law school at St. Thomas University School of Law and received an... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.
Probate Attorneys in cities near Fort Lauderdale, FL