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Isabel Betancourt-Levey

Estate planning Attorney at Hallandale Beach, FL

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 31 years
    Texas - TX 33 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Isabel

Learn Isabel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Last Wills and Testaments, Revocable Living Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Designations of Health Care Surrogate, Living Wills, Business Entity Formation & Dissolution, Business Succession Planning, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements

  2. Trusts
    30%
    Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts

  3. Probate
    25%
    Intestate Succession; Formal Administration, Summary Administration

  4. Family
    15%
    Divorce by Mutual Agreement, Divorces by Publication, Collaborative Paternity, Intra-Family Adoptions, Postnuptial Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Name Changes

The law office of Attorney Isabel Betancourt-Levey serves a diverse and multi-cultural South Florida client base, including blended and traditional families.  We are committed to providing personal attention, compassionate legal representation, and protection of client's legal rights.  Attorney Betancourt-Levey assists clients in the area of Estate Planning including Wills, Trusts, Declarations of Guardian for Minors, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Real Property Deeds, as well as Business Entity Formation and Dissolution, Business Succession Planning, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Waivers of Homestead and Elective Share Rights. In the area of Estate Planning Law, she counsels clients in preparing for expected and unforeseen life circumstances such as death and/or disability, and assists them with the necessary legal documents to ensure that her clients choices are honored in the most advantageous way provided by law.  We also provide clients with guidance on the proper funding of their trusts, and advise our clients on how to secure greater asset protection including through certain business entity formations such as LLCs.  With the correct estate planning documents in place and proper funding, the need for costly and time-consuming judicial proceedings, such as Probate and Guardianship, are often eliminated. Our estate plans are almost exclusively drafted on a fixed fee basis, however, in cases where Probate is required, we offer reasonable and competitive rates while representing our clients conscientiously and in the most diligent and efficient manner possible. In Family Law matters, we serve clients who would like to achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution of their issues; we believe that the best results are most often obtained as well as maintained, in cases where the parties negotiate their own terms - as opposed to court-imposed decisions. We represent clients in agreed Dissolutions of Marriage cases, Divorces by Publication, collaborative Paternity cases, and Intra-family or Step-parent Adoptions, Cohabitation Agreements, as well as Name Changes. Attorney Isabel Betancourt-Levey and her staff are fluent in English and Spanish, and look forward to assisting with your legal needs.

Location

Law Office of Isabel Betancourt-Levey
800 Southeast 4th Avenue, Suite 806
Hallandale Beach, FL, 33009

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Reviews

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Posted by Santiago | June 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Isabel was extremely professional, caring & comforting to my dad & aunt. I highly recommend her to anyone that’s searching for a lawyer.
Posted by Marcel | February 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Helpful
The entire team at the Law Office of Isabel Betancourt-Levey was very professional and helpful throughout the entire estate planning process. I will continue to recommend their firm to those in need of a reliable attorney.
Posted by Elsie | March 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with a true professional
Great experience with a true professional. Isabel provided several of our family members with great legal advice recently and they highly recommend her to us. She was able to consul my mother and provide her much needed peace of mind regarding her will and legal forms. I would highly recommend Isabel as a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney to anyone that needed a trustworthy legal advocate. A huge advantage in our case was that she was fluent in both English and Spanish, therefore we were able to fully understand all of the forms and implications involved. We will certainly reach out to her and her staff for any future legal advice.
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Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey March 16, 2020
Elsie, thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re very happy to know that your mom’s estate planning documents have given her peace of mind, and that your family has had such a great experience overall. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to your family
Posted by EVELYN | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente Abogado
Estoy muy satisfecha con el trabajo que la Abogado ISABEL LEVEY y su equipo, me dedico más del tiempo necesario y es muy cooperadora en todo y muy detallista le gusta que todo quede perfecto , tiene buena conexión con sus clientes y ofrece un excelente servicio , la recomiendo al 100%. Gracias Abogado Levey .
Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey March 4, 2020
Thanks so much for your review Evelyn. We’re happy you were very satisfied with our services.
Posted by Genie | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend for estate planning!
So lucky to find her! My parents needed to draft and update numerous estate planning documents in a short period of time. Isabel was able to see us quickly and explain in both English and Spanish all the legalese they had to wade through in order to have the peace of mind that their wishes were adhered to and the confidence that the proper paperwork was completed. Her guidance, attention to detail, patience and kindness quickly put them at ease during a stressful time. We were also able to meet in her nearby Miami Lakes location instead of her Aventura office which was particularly helpful since both parents had health issues to navigate. Isabel is a genuinely kind person and a highly capable professional. We would happily recommend her to anyone in need of trustworthy estate planning services.
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Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey May 3, 2019
Thank you very much for such a great review. We work very hard to offer the best legal services and meet our clients’ expectations. I’m happy to know that your parents were very satisfied and would recommend our services to others!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wilber Perez
was very satisfied with the service I was provided. Isabel was extremely thorough and was able to finalize my divorce in a short time frame as I requested. She’s a perfectionist and I highly recommend her and her staff was excellent as well. Thank you for everything!
Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey April 17, 2019
Thanks for the great review, Wilber! We work hard to meet our clients’ expectations, and we’re happy to know you were very satisfied with our services. Thanks for being an awesome client.
Posted by Adriana | November 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Legal documents and last will
My mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and we were looking a reliable lawyer to do my mom legal documents. A friend recommended her. Mrs. Isabel Betancourt gave advice to my mom and prepare all the important documents. She answer all our questions and was ready to provide her services quickly to the best interest of her customer. She has a warm and professional touch that made this painful situation a little less difficult. We highly recomend her services.
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Posted by YVETTE | November 2, 2018
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LEGAL DOCUMENTS
It was time for me to prepare my WILL, TRUST, etc.; then a friend recommended to me to Mrs. ISABEL BETANCOURT. I am so greatfull Mrs. BETANCOURT did help me answering my questions and more. Every time I met with her I felt free to had a friendly and helpful orientations. I am glad she prepared all my LEGAL documents.
Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey November 19, 2018
Yvette, I am glad you felt comfortable throughout the estate planning process. It was an absolute pleasure to assist you, and I thank you for your kind words!
Posted by Fran | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY - HANDLED URGENT NEED
My husband was just diagnosed with terminal cancer that had metastasized into the bone. Medically, I knew that time was short for him. Our living trust needed updating, since it was set up in 2004, but we had been procrastinating doing an update for the past two years. I could not contact my attorney, who prepared the original trust, will, and durable power of attorney, and asked my daughter, who lives in California to find someone else. Time was of the essence since my husband had just entered hospice care and was rapidly declining in health. My daughter found Isabel after searching for estate lawyers near me who had received strong reviews. When she called, Isabel was in a conference, but promised to call and discuss my situation during a break. After my daughter explained my urgent need, Isabel expedited a meeting with my daughter and me, as soon as my daughter flew into Florida. To speed things up, Isabel had my daughter FedEx the 2004 documents to her, so Isabel could familiarize herself with the documents and identify what changes were needed to meet current legal requirements. My daughter and I met Isabel early in the morning. Isabel expressed several concerns that she had about the 2004 documents. She was very methodical and precise with every detail, and the reasoning behind the suggested changes, including the need to have a living will. I felt the same sense of confidence and trust in Isabel as my daughter experienced during her initial telephone call. I was perfectly comfortable communicating my husband's and my wishes to Isabel. I felt that I was in extremely capable hands and that our wishes would be fulfilled. Because of my urgency, Isabel prioritized the update, and asked me to return in the afternoon to review, and to sign my updated documents. She also explained that she wanted to have my husband sign his documents by the next day, but since he was bedridden, that she would participate via telephone, while a notary and two witnesses sat with my husband to witness his understanding and signing of the updated documents. When I returned in the afternoon, Isabel walked me through the updated documents and had my documents signed by me in front of two witnesses and a notary. Then, in testimony to her thoroughness, she asked if my husband and I had prepared health care surrogate designations. When I gave her our 2004 versions, she again noted that significant changes in law had occurred, and updated versions were needed. She asked me to stay for a short time, while she prepared new versions. Then Isabel had me sign in front of the witnesses and the notary. The next day, Isabel held the review and witnessed signings for my husband's documents. Once again, Isabel was meticulous in making sure that my husband understood what documents he was signing, verbally guiding my husband, the witnesses, and the notary through each step requiring a witnessed signature, and verifying that proper identifications were produced. I can literally go on and on noting the above and beyond work that Isabel took upon herself to make sure that the updated trust was exactly what my husband and I wanted. Truly, what separates Isabel from all other trust attorneys is not only her in-depth knowledge and precision for detail, but her kindness and spirit radiating from within. You know that she is doing this from her heart. I can't think of another professional that I would feel honored to write a review about, and I hope that this review truly captures what an amazing woman and attorney Isabel Bettancourt-Levey is. Fran B.
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Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey October 17, 2018
Dear Fran, Thank you for your trust in calling upon us to assist with your legal needs during such a difficult time. Thank you also for your very kind review; it was a pleasure meeting you and your family.
Posted by Gale | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney for Estates and Trust Funds
Our experience with Isabel was superb! She was recommended to us through another attorney who told us that Isabel was about "the best estate/trust attorney in Miami-Dade County". We couldn't agree more. Isabel was extremely professional, thorough, efficient, competent, and what we liked the best....warm. She was very easy to talk to and was able to answer all of our questions. In addition, she was very responsive to our phone calls and requests. We highly recommend her.
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Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey April 19, 2018
Thank you Gale for such an amazing review. You and your husband are exceptional clients as well. I feel that estate planning is such an important part of a life plan and am elated that I met all your expectations throughout this process.
Posted by Sandra Vasquez | April 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Isabel is a very good lawyer. She takes care of her clients. She helped me with my divorce. She treated me like a family member. Her knowledge of family law is excellent. I highly recommend her.
Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey April 26, 2018
Sandra, thank you for your review. We know the divorce process can be challenging and I am happy we were able to assist you in this matter.
Posted by Zulema | March 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience!
Great experience with Isabel! I was looking for a Spanish speaking attorney for my 96 year old aunt who wanted to put all her affairs in order, and establish a trust. I placed a call to Isabel who promptly returned my call. She provided me with all the information necessary to start the process. After our conversation, I was confident Isabel was the right person to help my aunt. My aunt was extremely pleased with the handling of her affairs, and thankful we chose Isabel. Also, everyone of the staff was gracious & helpful.
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Response from Isabel Betancourt-Levey March 28, 2018
Thank you Zulema. It was such a pleasure working with your aunt and you. I am glad that we exceeded all of your expectations.
Posted by Vanessa | October 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful all around
Isabel is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Isabel Betancourt-Levey
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Isabel is an outstanding attorney, as well as a colleague and friend. In addition to her decades of experience, she cares for her clients and will spend the time necessary to be certain that their goals are achieved and interests protected."
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Estate planning

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Hallandale Beach Estate planning Lawyer Isabel Betancourt-Levey
Isabel Betancourt-Levey
Estate planning Attorney
Hallandale Beach, FL
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation