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Michael Cotzen began practicing law in 1999. Prior to forming Cotzen Law, PA, Mr. Cotzen practiced at four premiere South Florida law firms - - Hall, David and Joseph; Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin; and as a partner at Schlesinger and Cotzen and...
Practice areas: Probate, Litigation, Employment & Labor, Foreclosure
Geoffrey M. Cahen is a securities, commercial, insurance and trusts/estates litigator who focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals. He regularly appears in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration tribunals. Prior to...
Practice areas: Probate, Lawsuits & Disputes, Litigation
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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.