Proven Real Estate Law & Estate Planning Strategies!
Hagen Law Firm provides a full range of proven real estate (transactional and litigation) and estate planning/probate strategies and legal services to its SW FL clients. Drawing upon the combined experience of Michael Hagen's 32 years of practice our dedicated support staff, the firm employs a team approach to each client's particular issue.
Under Hagen's direction Hagen Law endeavors to provide solid, cost conscious problem solving strategies and it strives to maintain a reputation for excellence, honesty, integrity and quality service.
The 2018 Property Tax Homestead Exemption (and other) Filing Deadline was 3/1/2018. Late filed apps may still be allowed. Check out the county property appraiser's websites for details or call Hagen Law for assistance.
ESTATE PLANS: Every adult should have one! If you do not then state law dictates who your estate goes to upon your death. If you do not have a valid power of attorney upon becoming incapacitated an expensive court guardianship will be required (easily avoided with a power of attorney). DON'T DELAY- call Hagen Law today to set a consultation and get started on these critical matters!
Attorney Michael S. Hagen
Michael S. Hagen, an AV rated attorney and FL Circuit Certified Mediator, has practiced lawin Fort Myers since 1985. He was the Lee Co. Property Appraiser's in-house attorney from 1994-2003, where he litigated 130+ property tax lawsuits and 1000's of Value Adjustment Board hearings, while administering agricultural exemption, homestead, commercial and field data departments.
Hagen Law Firm's twin focuses are real estate law and estate planning/ probate. Our real estate law team transacts real estate closings and issues title insurance through THE FUND/Attorneys' Title. We represent buyers and sellers, draft contracts, deeds, leases and agreements. HLF also provides representation or mediation of real estate disputes.
Our other focus is estate planning and probate. Every adult should have an attorney-drafted will and/or trust, a power of attorney (financial) and a health care directive (combination health care power of attorney, living will and HIPAA release). These plans are typically provided on an affordable, flat fee basis.
Probate (a Circuit court case) is required when the decedent dies with assets that did not pass automatically to beneficiaries via POD (payable upon death accounts) or jointly held assets. It requires an attorney's guidance in conjunction with the personal representative (aka executor) named in the will.
Hagen also continues to represents owners in property tax matters and agricultural exemption appeals throughout SW FL. He owns the property tax consulting, valuation and appeals brokerage, TaxCuts1, Inc. Hagen also provides business law services and code enforcement appeals
Attorney Hagen is frequently quoted on property tax matters. Listen to an informative radio interview on Florida property tax appeals with Hagen & Lee Co. Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson:
Judy Prowl: Judy@MikeHagen.com: Real estate and litigation
Mary Genca: Mary@MikeHagen.com: Probate and estate planning
Lisa Lotocke: Lisa@MikeHagen.com: Bookkeeper
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