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


Barbara Buxton is a Florida Wills, Trusts, and Estates Attorney and has a Master of Laws in Estate Planning degree (LL.M.). Her law firm focuses on Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County Probate, Estates, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Nursing Home Medicaid, Florida Medicaid Planning & Eligibility, Gift and Estate Tax Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Elder Law, and Business and Corporate Law.

Ten Common Estate Planning Mistakes

1. Procrastination.

2. Not creating more than a Will in your estate plan.
(You don't create a Revocable Trust because you believe only people with large estate need a Trust.)

3. Holding assets jointly with children (both for children's easy access to the money and for an "inexpensive" estate plan to avoid probate.)

4. Leaving your assets to someone with the "understanding" that it will be used for the benefit of another, your child or dependent parent, for example.

5. Not appointing a pre-need guardian for minors; or not creating a Special Needs Trust for disabled children.

6. Not considering asset protection strategies for leaving your assets to loved ones.

7. Not appointing competent Personal Representatives and/or Successor Trustees.

8. Not creating an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust to own life insurance on your life.

9. Not reviewing your estate plan every 2 to 3 years or after significant changes in your family or the law.

10. Not giving important documents such as a prenuptial or postnuptial agreements to your estate planning attorney for safe keeping.

A Properly Designed Estate Plan May:

1. Provide instructions for your care and that of your loved ones in case of your disability;

2. Be effective if you move to or own property in another state;

3. Avoid probate;

4. Keep your affairs private and confidential;

5. Control all your property, including pensions and life insurance;

6. Allow you to leave explicit instructions for the care of your loved ones;

7. Create protective trusts for your young children, special needs children, adult children, and grandchildren; and

8. Provide federal estate tax planning and save professional fees and court costs.

With the help of the Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A., you can create an estate plan that will protect you and your family from guardianships, probate and that will allow you to do valuable tax planning.

Please contact our office if you or a family member is in need of legal assistance with Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Asset Protection, Gift & Estate Tax Planning, Business & Corporate Law, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Nursing Home Planning, Guardianships, Real Estate Law, or Probate & Trust Administration, and would like to set up an appointment to have your situation evaluated.

Telephone appointments and Home and Hospital appointments are available. Please call our office at 305-932-2293 in the Miami area or 954-760-7077 in the 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.

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 between the Hallandale Beach Boulevard exit and the Ives Dairy Road exit off of I-95.

Home and Hospital appointments are also available in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, including Aventura, Miami, Miami Beach, Ft Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hollywood, Weston, Plantation, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton and Delray Beach for Florida Wills, Trusts, Estates, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Florida Medicaid Planning and Nursing Home Medicaid, Elder Law, Qualified Income Trusts, Estate Planning, Asset Protection planning, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, Probate, Contract or Real Estate transactions.

Please contact our office if you or a family member is in need of a Florida lawyer for Florida Probate, Florida Wills and Trusts, Guardianships, Florida Estate matters, Florida Estate Planning and Asset Protection, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Special Needs Trusts, Florida Living Wills, Florida Powers of Attorney, Florida Estate Administration, Florida Elder law, Florida Medicaid Planning and Eligibility, Nursing Home Planning, Guardianships, Ancillary Administration, Inheritance Law, Florida Intestate Probate Administration, Florida Summary Probate, Florida Summary Administration, Business and Corporate law or Florida Real Estate transactions, and would like to set up an appointment to have your situation evaluated.

From within the South Florida, Tri-county area our law firm represents clients from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Miami-Dade County, Florida cities include: Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Golden Beach, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, Miami, Port of, Miami, South Beach, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Pinecrest, Sunny Isles, Sunny Isles Beach and Surfside, Florida. Please call 305-932-2293 for assistance in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Palm Beach County, Florida is comprised of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington and West Palm Beach, Florida. Please call 954-760-7077 or email.

Broward County, Florida cities are: Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale by the Sea, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, Wilton Manors, Florida. Please call 954-760-7077 in Broward County, Florida.

For client convenience, Attorney Barbara Buxton also offers flexible scheduling to provide help with Florida Probate Administration, Florida Elder Law, Florida Medicaid Planning & Eligibility, Florida Wills and Trusts, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Asset Protection planning, Guardianships, Special Needs Trusts, Florida Inheritance Law, Florida Estate Administration, Florida Ancillary Probate and Estate Planning information. In addition to day appointments, evening, weekend and telephone appointments are available upon request for services including Florida Nursing Home Medicaid Planning, Asset protection planning, Florida Probate, Florida Estate Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Florida Wills, Trusts, Estates, Estate Planning, Guardianships and Florida Elder Law matters.

The Estate Planning and Elder Law firm of Barbara Buxton, P.A. focuses on Florida Wills and Trusts, Florida Estate Planning, Florida Estates, Florida Probate Administration, Asset Protection planning, Florida Medicaid Planning & Eligibility, Florida Elder Law, Business Succession Planning, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Family Limited Partnerships, Contract Law, Real Estate and Transactional Law, and Litigation related to these areas. With a Master of Laws in Estate Planning Degree (LL.M.) and over fifteen years practicing law, Ms. Buxton is an experienced estate planning attorney, trust attorney, probate attorney, asset protection attorney, Florida Medicaid attorney, elder law attorney, corporate attorney and real estate attorney Miami, Aventura, Miami Beach, Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Weston, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Coconut Creek and Tamarac, Florida.

If you need help from a Florida Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney practicing in Broward County, Plantation, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Ft Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Florida, please call 954-760-7077 to find out about our services.

If you need help from an Aventura attorney, Probate Attorney Miami, Elder Law Attorney Miami, Florida Medicaid Attorney, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, Asset Protection planning, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Real Estate Lawyer Miami, or assistance with Nursing Home Medicaid benefits help, Special Needs Trust, Advance Directives, Powers of Attorney, Guardianships, Preparation of Wills, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Inheritance, Florida Trusts or Qualified Income Trusts, please call 305-932-2293.

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

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