Barbara Buxton, J.D., LL.M., Florida Attorney/Lawyer
Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation, Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Deeds, Revocable Living Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Gift and Estate Tax Planning, Mediation.
Customized Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation for Your Future and the Future of Your Loved Ones
Master of Laws in Estate Planning Degree: Providing Peace of Mind Through Our Experience and Guidance
You have worked hard all your life to build your estate, but you may not be sure of the best way to pass your assets, business and personal property to your loved ones. You may also be facing some of the legal issues that are common to the elderly and their families, and may be complicating the planning process, such as paying for nursing home care while preserving assets for the well spouse. As a Florida Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation, Elder Law and Probate law firm, we are dedicated to developing lifetime and estate plans, including wills and trusts, that integrate estate planning, asset protection, long-term care planning, and elder law related issues. When a loved one passes away in Florida, we represent heirs, beneficiaries, family members and corporate fiduciaries in every step of Florida Probate and Trust Administration with the utmost compassion and understanding. Contact our office for more information about how our law firm can assist you.
At the Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. we represent individuals, families and the elderly with probate, estate planning, Florida Medicaid planning, asset protection, wills and trusts, and guardianship throughout Miami-Dade, Browardand Palm Beach County, Florida. With an advanced Master of Laws in Estate Planning degree (LL.M.), and as a National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys member, Barbara Buxton understands the intricacies of simple and complex estate planning, wills and trusts; preparing for the possibility of incapacity or long-term care costs; wealth preservation and asset protection planning; Florida probate and guardianship procedures; and minimizing or eliminating estate taxes.
In addition to customizing wills and trusts, we guide our clients through the process of creating durable powers of attorneys and healthcare documents, such as living wills and healthcare directives, which allows clients to outline their wishes and state in advance and for themselves who they would like to name as an agent to act on their behalf if they were incapacitated and unable to do so.
As an Asset Protection and Florida Medicaid attorney, Barbara Buxton uses her twenty years of experience to work expeditiously to customize plans for you using strategies that will preserve as much of your assets as is legally possible and qualify your loved one for Florida Nursing Home Medicaid or the Florida Long-term Care Diversion program to help you and your family have peace of mind. If you have a loved one who is in a nursing home or may need nursing home care, contact us today for more information about wealth preservation strategies.
Our Estate Planning, Medicaid & Asset Protection, and Probate Attorney has the Experience to Answer Your Concerns and Ease Your Mind.
The driving force of this firm is our commitment to our clients. Our staff specializes in representing our clients in the most effective and efficient manner possible by providing the highest caliber of legal analysis and work at a reasonable cost, while always keeping in mind our clients' objectives. It is also important to us to exhibit the highest level of integrity, and be very responsive to our clients by promptly addressing their concerns and questions. Whether you need assistance with estate planning; Florida Medicaid benefits for a nursing home or assisted living facilities; guardianship; or Florida probate administration, summary probate or ancillary probate proceedings, Ms. Buxton is experienced, thorough, caring and attentive to clients' needs.
Don't Wait Until It's too Late to Plan For Your Estate. The Time to Plan for the Future is Now.
We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and discuss how we may be of service to you. Our firm can help you and your family with:
- Florida Probate and Probate Litigation- Get Florida Probate help when someone passes away with or without a Will and leaves assets or Florida property in their sole name.
- Estate Planning, Wealth Preservation, Wills and Trusts, Deeds - Create a customized will and trust, powers of attorney, living will, healthcare directive and deed to outline your wishes regarding where your property goes after you pass away, addresses all of your family's unique needs, and integrates strategies to preserve your assets.
- Asset Protection for Florida Nursing Home Care, Elder Law- Get assistance to plan for the future and preserve assets to pay for long-term care and to prepare planning documents, such as a will, trust, powers of attorney, living will, healthcare directives and deeds.
- Florida Medicaid Planning and Eligibility - Get assistance with Emergency and Advance Florida Medicaid planning and eligibility and with Florida Medicaid application process.
- Asset Protection Planning - Receive guidance on ways to protect your legacy.
- Guardianship and Guardianship Litigation - Representation in getting South Florida court assistance in making decisions for and caring for a loved one who is an incapacitated adult and can no longer care for themselves.
- Florida Trust Administration and Litigation Help
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Surrogates and Living Wills
- Real Estate Transactions - Preparation of Deeds; Contract review and preparation; and Representation at real estate closings.
- Special Needs Planning- Create a Special Needs Trust to protect disabled loved ones without jeopardizing their government benefits.
- Gift/EstateTax Planning - Working with your regular tax advisor, we can help you preserve your wealth and reduce or eliminate estate taxes with proper planning.
Below is a brief summary of our practice areas. Click on the link for the practice area that you would like to learn more about.
In our Florida Probate and Estates practice, we represent individuals, heirs, beneficiaries, family members, and corporate fiduciaries when a loved one passes away leaving titled assets or Florida property in their name alone, such as a South Florida home or condominium. Our services include Formal and Summary Probate Administration, Ancillary Probate, Interstate Succession, Trust Administration and Estate Settlement throughout Florida, including Miami Dade County, Broward and Palm Beach County. Our staff is involved in all aspects of estate, probate and trust administration, including the asset distribution; handling creditors; beneficiary rights'; preparation of the federal and state tax returns; and complex postmortem estate planning. Florida law requires that virtually all estates have a probate attorney or probate law firm assist with the estate administration. As a Florida ProbateAttorney and with a Master of Laws degree in Estate Planning, Attorney Barbara Buxton has the requisite experience to handle all probate and estate matters to settle an estate. We regularly work with out-of-state relatives to settle Florida estates.
FLORIDA ELDER LAW, FLORIDA MEDICAID PLANNING AND ELIGIBILITY SERVICES, NURSING HOME MEDICAID AND ASSET PROTECTION, GUARDIANSHIP, FLORIDA WILLS AND TRUSTS, DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY, LIVING WILLS, DEEDS and DISABILITY PLANNING
Attorney Barbara Buxton is devoted to guiding families through the complex issues of elder law and Florida public benefits planning, including Florida Medicaid Planning and Qualification for Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities, while helping them make informed choices to meet their needs. It is also important to consider that decisions made in one area of an elder's life can have unintended consequences in another. As part of our Florida Elder Law and Florida Medicaid practice, we develop plans to help senior citizens and disabled individuals qualify for and maintain government benefits, including Florida Nursing Home Medicaid, Assisted Living Medicaid, Hospice Medicaid and Veteran's benefits when they have too many assets or too much income for government benefits. We use techniques in Crisis and Advanced planning to legally preserve their assets and protect their family from the astronomical cost of nursing home and long-term care. It is never too early or too late to begin Florida Medicaid and Public Benefits planning, even if someone is already in a long-term care facility. Additionally, our plans can provide peace of mind through both Advance and Emergency Planning. Often times, individuals must become qualified for public benefit programs in order to fully protect themselves and their families from long term care and hospitals costs.
Ms. Buxton's goal as an Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning, is to assist families in developing and implementing life plans that avoid probate and guardianship; plan for the possibility of long-term care; and protect their life savings if a nursing home or assisted living facility is needed. To reach appropriate answers and decisions, we take a multidisciplinary approach that involves determination of Florida Medicaid eligibility; drafting of wills and trusts, durable powers of attorney, healthcare documents and deeds; special needs planning; and estate planning. We also represent clients in Florida Emergency Temporary Guardianship, Florida Guardianship and Conservative when a senior does not have a Durable Power of Attorney and needs a guardian to be appointed by a Florida court.
FLORIDA ESTATE PLANNING, WILLS AND TRUSTS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY. LIVING WILLS, DEEDS, ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES, GIFT AND ESTATE TAX PLANNING, PRE AND POST-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS, FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS, FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING and SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING
With a Master of Laws in Estate Planning degree (LL.M.) from the University of Miami School of Law, Estate Planning Attorney, Barbara Buxton, focuses on creating Florida wills and trusts, estate plans and asset protection plans for individuals, married couples and life partners. We focus on developing effective estate plans, customized legal documents, and asset protection strategies that are tailored to meet your individual needs and objectives. In representing our estate planning clients, we understand the complexity, challenges and emotions that are related to protecting and transferring your corporate and personal assets. We carefully guide our clients through the information gathering, planning and strategy development, and funding and documentation processes to ensure their current and future goals are met. We assist clients with the preparation of wills and trusts, durable powers of attorney, healthcare documents, special needs trusts, deeds, pre and post-nuptial agreements, business succession planning, family limited partnerships, charitable planning vehicles and estate tax planning to preserve wealth for future generations and arrange their personal and business affairs with minimal taxation and maximum asset protection.
Estate planning and asset protection are complex fields which are constantly evolving due to the needs of our clients' and changes in laws. Our law firm joins with your accountant, financial advisor, and banker as part of a professional advisory team. We recommend that you allow us to involve your other advisors in the estate planning and strategy development process. This permits all of your advisors to be fully informed and to have the opportunity to offer their particular expertise to the process. We also understand the challenges of owning and operating a successful business enterprise. As a key member of your planning team, we are well aware of your priorities and have the extra skills and training to help you understand and implement the asset protection, estate planning and business planning options that are best suited for you.
Ms. Buxton represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries such as conservators, guardians, executors and trustees in disputes involving Florida Trusts and Estates. We can help you with:
- Florida Will contests
- Claims of undue influence
- Lack of mental capacity
- Florida Trust Litigation, including Trust contests and Trust Reformation & Reconstruction
- Florida Estate Litigation
Our firm also handles Florida guardianship for minors, general business and corporate matters, preparation and review of contracts and Florida real estate transactions for a range of clients. If you need legal assistance that is outside of the scope of Barbara Buxton’s practice you may still call the firm and get a referral at no cost.
Don't wait another day to begin planning for your future and the future of your family.
Please call our office at 305-932-2293 in Miami Dade County or 954-760-7077 in Broward County to discuss how our law firm can serve you. If you live in another area of Florida or Out-of-state, please email our office and we will promptly contact you. Telephone appointments and Home and Hospital appointments are available throughout Miami, Broward and Palm Beach County. We look forward to serving your legal needs.
Please ask about our office locations in Broward County and Palm Beach County. Our main office is conveniently located in Aventura, Florida, between Miami in Dade County and Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The office is on Biscayne Boulevard across from the Aventura Hospital, between the Hallandale Beach Boulevard exit and the Ives Dairy Road exit off of I-95. This location is just minutes from Hallandale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Dania Beach and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport in Broward County as well as North Miami Beach, North Miami, Sunny Isles, Golden Beach, Miami Shores, Surfside, Miami Lakes and Miami Springs in Dade County, Florida.
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Aventura Corporate Center
20801 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33180
305-932-2293 Miami-Dade County
954-760-7077 Broward County