Stacy B. Rubel, a partner at Chepenik Trushin LLP, was born and raised in Miami prior to attending the University of Florida for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Ms. Rubel... more
Stacy B. Rubel, a partner at Chepenik Trushin LLP, was born and raised in Miami prior to attending the University of Florida for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Ms. Rubel obtained her B.A. in Political Science and Criminology, with a minor in Education, and received her J.D. from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. During the summer following her first year... 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.