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   If a person dies owning assets in their sole name, then a court case entitled Probate must be opened whereby the Court oversees payment of creditors and distribution of assets according to the Will or state law. Probate requires the personal representative to have an attorney’s guidance. Probate may take anywhere from 2 weeks to 1+ year depending upon the value and complexity of the estate.
  • Estate Planning: Hagen Law assists in achieving estate planning objectives, including drafting trusts, wills, powers of attorney, updating existing documents, reviewing out-of-state estate plans for new residents, transferring assets, and conveying real estate. Most people have NO estate plan whatsoever. Attorneys Hagen and George create customized, affordable estate plans to meet clients’ needs.
  • Probate: When a family member dies owning assets in their sole name, those assets become part of their estate. A Florida probate case is required in order to release FL assets from the estate into the beneficiaries’ hands. In a probate case either a formal or summary (“simple”) administration is filed, and the court oversees paying creditors and distributing assets according to the Will or, if there is no Will (“intestate), then according to FL law. Attorneys Hagen and George work with the personal representative to expedite and streamline this important, often emotional, crucial process on a fair flat fee basis.


Hagen Law Firm provides proven real estate and estate planning / probate strategies and legal services to its Southwest Florida clients since 1985. 


Drawing upon Michael Hagen’s 38 years of practice and our dedicated staff’s expertise, the firm employs a team approach to every client’s case.


For quality legal services and solid, cost-conscious problem solving strategies, we maintain a reputation for excellence, honesty, integrity.
Our firm is supported by a skilled paralegal and an administrative specialist, who each have individual focuses in the areas of real estate transactions, estate planning/probate and litigation. These valued professionals work hand-in-hand with the attorney and our clients. The firm employs a team approach to each legal assignment. 
   Hagen Law is pleased to assist with the probate of estates, on a fair, flat fee basis.

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Every adult should have one! If you do not have a Will then state law dictates who your estate goes to upon your death. If you do not have a valid power of attorney an expensive court guardianship will be required if you become incapacitated. DON’T DELAY AGAIN – call Hagen Law TODAY to arrange an informative consultation. We simplify this crucial process!