The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. Serving South Florida 305-932-2293
Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Cnty.

We Are Here to Help Protect You, Your Family & Preserve Your Assets

Personal Attention, Integrity, Professionalism, Over 20 Years of Experience

Our Florida Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, and Asset Protection Attorney Provides Peace of Mind for Clients throughout Florida

The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. has built a solid reputation in South Florida for providing high caliber legal services, while being cost-effective and responsive to clients' needs. As a small multi-practice law firm, we take a personal interest in our clients. Whether we are preparing your estate plan; ensuring that your rights and assets are protected; or assisting you with Florida probate, Florida Medicaid planning, nursing home medicaid benefits, elder law or guardianship, our staff is here to serve you.

Contact Barbara Buxton, P.A. at 305-932-2293 or 954-760-7077 to learn more about our legal services and how we can help you or your loved ones. The time to plan for the future is now, and an estate planning, asset protection, and elder law attorney can help.

We understand that our clients have worked hard to build their estate and want to utilize strategies that will preserve their assets for their heirs, maximize tax savings, and qualify for public benefits if their health deteriorates. At our law firm you will have peace of mind that with a Master of Laws in Estate Planning degree (LL.M.), Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, Barbara Buxton, will work with you to evaluate legal problems, design the best strategy, and customize an effective plan and legal documents that are tailored to meet your individual situation and objectives.

You or your loved one may be one of the 60% of individuals who will spend time in a nursing home without adequate long-term care insurance. Consequently, you may quickly drain your life savings and your home may be jeopardized to pay for nursing home costs. Our Florida Medicaid and Asset Protection lawyer understands the fear and panic that this situation can cause and can help you plan to legally shelter your assets and avoid spousal impoverishment.

Contact us. Let our knowledgeable and experienced Florida Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Elder Law Attorney evaluate your situation.

Experienced Florida Probate Lawyer: Aventura, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miami, North Miami Beach, FL Probate Attorney If a family member or loved one passes away in Florida with or without a will, our staff will explain each step of the probate process and handles all aspects of Florida probate and estate administration, including the asset distribution, handling creditors and notice to creditors, beneficiary rights', preparation of the federal and state tax returns and complex postmortem estate planning. Contact us to meet with our skilled probate lawyer who is well-versed in Florida probate law and can answer your questions.

Our FL Probate, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Asset Protection Lawyer Has the Experience That Counts

Our law firm primarily serves clients in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, but also represents clients throughout the country that have family or property in South Florida. As a Florida Probate, Medicaid Planning , Elder Law , Trusts & Estate Planning law firm, we are dedicated to helping clients with Florida probate, estate, and trust administration, and inheritance law; simple and complex estate planning, wills, trusts, and asset protection planning; Florida Medicaid planning, nursing home Medicaid benefits, elder law and life care planning; Florida guardianship; living wills, advanced healthcare directives, durable powers of attorney, and deeds; special needs trusts, and pre and post-nuptial agreements; gift and estate tax planning; and family business succession planning.

It is critical to hire an attorney who has specialized training in estate planning, wills and trusts, nursing home Medicaid, Florida Medicaid planning, asset protection, and Florida probate, rather than one who provides these services as a supplement to other practice areas. This can avoid many potential problems, some of which may arise when a person has already passed away and therefore are difficult to correct.

Our Commitment to our Clients
We are strongly committed to the practices that clients value most, such as responding to calls and correspondence promptly, being considerate of the special needs of each of our clients, responding to deadlines and emergencies and listening to our clients so that we may best accomplish their goals. Equally important, we work to establish long-term client relationships that are based on trust, confidence and mutual respect.

As a small law firm, we don't believe that our service ends once your documents are executed, your transaction is complete, and your invoice is paid. Instead, we serve as an important resource for our clients as their lives change. As life's events happen, we help you refine your goals with modifications to your estate plan, wills and trusts, asset protection plan or business plan. We also assist clients with preserving their assets if they decide to go to a long term care facility. Many of our clients rely on us for referrals when they need legal assistance that is outside of the scope of our practice. Clients also trust us to provide financial professionals and assisted living and nursing home recommendations for elderly family members.

Whether you are planning for loved ones through trusts, asset protection planning, and gifts; planning for nursing home care through Medicaid Planning or other public benefits programs; planning for the future through wills and estate plans; or seeking legal council to handle a probate, guardianship, real estate or contract matter, your work will be done thoroughly, precisely and personally by Ms. Buxton.

Practice Areas
We represent and advise exclusively in the areas of:

Asset Protection Planning

Business Succession Planning

Charitable Planning & Trusts

Contested Wills & Trusts

Elder Law -Life Care Planning

Estate Planning -Simple and Complex

Family Limited Partnerships

Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

Gift and Estate Tax Planning

Guardianship & Guardianship Litigation

Florida Medicaid Planning & Eligibility

Nursing Home Planning & Asset Protection

Special Needs Trusts

Probate & Estate Administration, and Litigation

Real Estate Transactions

Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, etc.

Florida Elder Law, Disability, Life Care and Medicaid Planning, Guardianship, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney

A growing problem for many seniors and their loved ones is how to pay for nursing home care which can reach nearly $100,000 or more per year. Many families with this challenge don't know what to do or where to turn. We understand the stress that this situation can cause and can help you plan ahead to alleviate these fears. By designing an Asset Protection Plan with our experienced Florida Medicaid and Asset Protection attorney you can avoid spousal impoverishment and gain peace of mind. It is never too late to begin planning for long-term care or Florida Nursing Home Medicaid benefits even if a loved one is already in a nursing home. However, it is beneficial to begin planning early so that more planning strategies can be utilized. Contact us if you need assistance with this difficult situation and let our Asset Protection Attorney evaluate your situation and discuss your options.

Florida Elder Law and Medicaid Planning attorney, Barbara Buxton, assists families with several Elder Law issues including planning for the possibility of incapacity, disability and long-term care. This includes helping seniors with Florida Medicaid planning for nursing home care, Veteran’s Benefits and public benefits programs for Assisted Living and Home-Based care, in addition to preparing estate planning documents, such as Florida Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Warranty Deeds. In the event that a loved one does not have a Durable Power of Attorney and needs someone appointed as their guardian, we assist with all aspects of Emergency Temporary Guardianship, Guardianship and Conservatorship.

We work with other professionals, including care managers, financial advisors and accountants to help plan for the current and future needs of seniors. We understand that in most cases our clients prefer to live in their own home, rather than a nursing home, so we work with our clients and other professionals to facilitate this preference.

Florida Probate, Estate and Trust Administration and Litigation and Florida Inheritance Law

When a loved one passes away, our law firm is here to guide family members, personal representatives, heirs and beneficiaries through the Florida probate and trust administration process. If a friend or family member died owning assets, including real estate such as a South Florida home or condo in their name alone, the assets and/or property will have to go through a Florida Probate Court in order to clear title so that the beneficiary can inherit the assets and/or Florida property. Contact our skilled Florida Probate Lawyer to answer your Florida probate questions.

As a Florida Probate lawyer, Barbara Buxton handles all aspects of Florida probate, estate and trust administration including handling creditors, asset distribution and filing estate tax returns. In addition to formal probate administrations, our firm assists with Summary and Ancillary probate administration, as well as transferring real property, such as a South Florida home or condominium. We regularly represent out-of-state Personal Representatives and help family members with estate settlement when a probate is not required. Although we focus on assisting clients with Probate in Miami Dade County and Broward and Palm Beach County, we frequently represent clients with probate, estate and trust administration in counties throughout Florida. Florida law requires that virtually all estates have a Florida probate attorney to assist with the estate administration process.

Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Asset Protection, Gift and Estate Tax Planning, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements and Family Business Succession Planning

At the Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A., we are committed to helping our clients develop and implement comprehensive lifetime estate plans that address their individual concerns, such as avoiding probate and guardianship, asset protection planning, addressing age-related issues, and protecting and preserving their life savings from gift/estate taxes. We listen carefully to our clients and thoroughly explain the estate planning laws and documents to ensure that our plans meet our clients’ wishes. Our basic estate plans include Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Warranty Deeds and assistance with funding your trust. For business owners, we also handle planning and implementing plans for succession of ownership and control of family businesses. Barbara Buxton, P.A. reviews, makes recommendations for changes and updates our clients' existing estate plans when life changes occur, such as marriage or divorce. This includes preparing amendments for trusts, codicils for wills, Warranty Deeds, updating Durable Powers of Attorneys and Living Will and Healthcare Surrogates and creating pre and post-nuptial agreements..

Cutting Edge Technology
Our experience combined with the utilization of state-of-the art technology provides our clients with the access and efficiency associated with a small firm at a level of capability, experience and technology associated with a large firm. Our firm not only provides for continuing education to ensure that our clients are provided with up-to-date legal information and development, but Ms. Buxton also teaches seminars for other Florida attorneys in the areas of probate, Florida Medicaid Planning, estate planning, and elder law. As a result, we believe that our firm offers clients superior and cost effective legal representation in South Florida.

Contact us today. Don't wait until it is too late to plan for the future. Let our Florida Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Ease Your Mind.

Please call our office at 305-932-2293 in Miami Dade County or 954-760-7077 in Broward County (Fort Lauderdale area) 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 call you. Home and Hospital appointments and Telephone appointments are available. We look forward to serving your legal needs.

Please ask about our office locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. 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 Aventura Hospital, between the Hallandale Beach Boulevard exit and the Ives Dairy Road exit off of I-95.

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 in most other legal areas. We can also provide financial professionals and assisted living and nursing home recommendations for senior citizens.

Experienced South Florida Lawyer serving Miami, Palm Beach and Broward County, FL:

Aventura, FL Attorney, North Miami Beach, Florida Lawyer, Miami-Dade, Florida Law Firm: Please call 305-932-2293 for an Aventura attorney, Miami attorney to assist you or a family member with Aventura, Probate attorney Miami, Guardianship, Elder Law lawyer, Florida Nursing Home Medicaid benefits, Contracts, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Real Estate transactions, Inheritance, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, Florida Medicaid eligibility, asset protection, elder law attorney, probate attorney in Aventura, North Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Miami, Golden Beach, Miami Lakes, Sunny Isles, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Miami, Surfside, and Miami Beach, Florida.

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Boca Raton, FL Lawyer, Palm Beach County, Florida Law Firm: Please call 954-760-7077 or email for a Palm Beach County lawyer to assist you or a family member with Wills, Trusts, Estates, Special Needs Trusts, Contracts, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Real Estate transactions, Asset Protection planning, Palm Beach County Probate, Florida Nursing Home Medicaid benefits, Elder Law in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Aventura Corporate Center
20801 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 400
Miami, FL 33180

305-932-2293 Miami-Dade County
954-760-7077 Broward County