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

Florida Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Attorney

Please call 305-932-2293 in Miami Dade County and 954-760-7077 in Broward County for more information about how we can help you and your loved ones.

Barbara Buxton, Esquire, is a South Florida Elder Law Attorney and Estate Planning Lawyer with a Master of Laws in Estate Planning degree (LL.M.) from the University of Miami School of Law. For over 15 years, Ms. Buxton has been devoted to helping clients and their families with the unique and sometimes complex issues that seniors face as they age. Our elder law services include Miami, Broward and Palm Beach County Florida Medicaid Eligibility Planning, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Florida Medicaid Planning, Nursing Home Asset Protection and Florida Probate and Estates. We look forward to speaking with you about your situation.

What Is An Elder Law Attorney

An Elder Law attorney concentrates on the areas of the law that focus on legal issues affecting elders, their spouse and/or their children, such as aging, disability, incapacity, illness, and long term care and nursing home planning. The Elder Law lawyer also reviews contracts with nursing homes, arrangements with individuals who will provide services to the elderly and agreements where property is being sold or transferred. In addition, an Elder Law attorney reviews health insurance, home care, and long term care policies.

How We Can Help You

The legal issues affecting senior citizens today are complex and numerous, so careful planning by an elder law and estate planning attorney is essential. At the Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A., not only do we handle all aspects of Florida elder law, but we listen carefully to your concerns and are patient in explaining information to you. Ms. Buxton and her staff help clients who have concerns such as:

  • Who will handle my affairs if I get sick?
  • Will I outlive my money?
  • How can I preserve my assets?
  • How can I qualify for Medicaid?
  • How can I leave the most to my children and grandchildren and still control my finances?
  • Can I afford a nursing home or assisted living facility?
  • Do I need long term care insurance?
  • Should I purchase an annuity?
  • What is probate and should I try to avoid it?

These questions can only be answered on an individual basis by a Florida Elder Law Attorney whose practice is concentrated on Florida Nursing Home Medicaid benefits and public benefits for Home and Assisted Living and Estate Planning. Attorney Barbara Buxton not only teaches local South Florida attorneys' the intricacies of protecting their clients' assets while qualifying for public benefit programs such as Florida Medicaid, but many clients are lawyers of other specialties that trust our office to handle this planning for their family members. We have worked hard for over fifteen years to build our reputation as a law firm that gets clients qualified for the program that is right for them, in a timely manner, while preserving the maximum assets legally possible.

We understand that many elder law issues can be emotional and frustrating, and further complicated for families when children live far from their parents. Having a Florida elder law attorney can give you peace of mind and help guide you through such state-specific challenges as Florida Medicaid Planning, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Medicaid rules and planning, Florida guardianship, estate administration, and Florida Probate.

Our Florida Elder Law Legal Services

We provide the following elder law services to seniors, their families and caretakers in Miami-Dade, Broward County and Palm Beach County, Florida.

  • Advanced health care directives
  • Asset protection from nursing home costs
  • Durable Powers of attorney
  • Estate planning
  • Evaluation of nursing home abuse
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Health Care Surrogates and Living Wills
  • Long term care planning
  • Mediation
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicaid Crisis Planning
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Medicaid Qualified Income Trusts
  • Nursing home planning
  • Planning for Disability and Incapacity
  • Prenuptial and Post- nuptial Agreements
  • Probate Administration
  • Special needs trusts for disabled children and grandchildren
  • Trust administration
  • Wills and Trusts

Florida Elder Law

Asset Protection: Family Wealth Preservation Strategies

Florida Estate Planning

Long Term Care Planning

  • Provide for the long term care needs of the client's loved ones;
  • Preserve assets for the benefit of the family;
  • Reduce or eliminate the fear of impoverishment;
  • Tap all existing resources of assistance to meet the cost of long term care;
  • Balance estate planning, taxation, and long term care issues; and
  • Asset Protection for individuals who need nursing home care, but have too much income or assets to qualify for government programs.

Our South Florida Elder Law firm can also help you or your loved ones understand the various government and private support programs including Florida Medicaid, Long-term care Waiver Programs and Long-term care insurance.

Florida Probate Services

Ms. Buxton enjoys working with elders and their families and takes a personal interest in each client. As part of her holistic approach to creating individual comprehensive plans, she routinely confers with other members of the elder support team including care managers, accountants, physicians and financial planners to solve all issues regarding our clients.

Whether you need a South Florida elder law and Medicaid planning attorney or a lawyer for probate or guardianship in Miami, Aventura, North Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek; or a lawyer in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Tamarac, Plantation or Deerfield Beach for wills and trusts, powers of attorney, asset protection, probate, guardianship, Florida Medicaid planning or other elder law matters, Ms. Buxton and her staff are here to serve you.

Don't delay. Contact us to learn about how we can help you and your loved ones with elder law, estate planning, Florida Medicaid planning, guardianship and probate matters.

Our main office is conveniently located in Aventura, Florida, between Miami in Dade County and Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The main office is located in the Aventura Corporate Center on Biscayne Boulevard across the street from Aventura Hospital. It is between the Hallandale Beach Boulevard exit and the Ives Dairy Road exit off of I-95. This location is just minutes from Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Dania and Fort Lauderdale going south from Broward County. It is just minutes from North Miami Beach, North Miami, Sunny Isles, Bal Harbour, Golden Beach, Miami Shores, Miami Springs and Miami Lakes in Miami-Dade County. We look forward to speaking with you about your elder law matter.

Please ask about our other office locations in Broward County and Palm Beach County if you need a Guardianship, Wills and Trusts, Estate Planning, Asset Protection for nursing home care, Florida Medicaid Planning or Elder Law Attorney in Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Tamarac, Margate, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Deerfield Beach or Boca Raton, Florida. Please feel free to contact our office if you or a family member would like a South Florida attorney to assist with Florida elder law, Florida Nursing Home Medicaid or other public benefit programs, wills, trusts, estate planning, guardianship or asset protection, and would like to schedule an appointment to have your situation evaluated. Florida residents outside of South Florida and out-of-state residents, please email and we will promptly contact you. Telephone appointments and Home and Hospital appointments are available.

South Florida Representation for Elder Law Matters in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach County:

Miami-Dade County: Please call 305-932-2293 if you would like an elder law attorney to assist you with Florida elder law matters including, Florida nursing home Medicaid benefits, Florida Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney, Wills and Trusts, Qualified Income Trusts, Florida Medicaid benefits, Probate or Guardianship in Miami-Dade County, Florida. From within the Tri-county area our law firm represents clients from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Miami-Dade County, Florida cities include: Aventura, Bal Harbour, Golden Beach, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles and Surfside, Florida.

Broward County: Please call 954-760-7077 for a Broward County Elder Law Attorney, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning Attorney to assist you with nursing home Medicaid benefits, Florida Wills and Trusts, Qualified Income Trusts, Florida Medicaid benefits, Guardianship, Powers of Attorney or Probate in Broward County, Florida. Broward County, Florida cities are: Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston and Wilton Manors, Florida.

Palm Beach County: Please call 954-760-7077 or email if you would like an elder law lawyer to assist you with Florida elder law, wills and trusts, estate planning, Florida guardianship law, nursing home Medicaid benefits, durable powers of attorney, Qualified Income Trusts, Florida Medicaid benefits or Florida Probate Administration, in Palm Beach County, Florida or any Florida county. Palm Beach County, Florida is comprised of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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

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