Attorney, Barbara Buxton has a Master of Laws in Estate Planning and is admitted to the Texas and Florida bars.
Ms. Buxton restricts her practice to Medicaid planning and applications, nursing home planning, elder law, estate planning (wills, trusts, etc.), asset protection, disability planning, probate and trust administration, and related matters throughout South Florida.
The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A., has convenient locations in Aventura, Florida and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Flexible hours and home/hospital consultations are available upon request.
MEDICAID PLANNING & ELIGIBILITY
Barbara Buxton focuses on Medicaid planning and estate planning techniques to assist you in obtaining Medicaid benefits before you needlessly spend your life savings to pay for nursing care. It is never too early to plan your Florida Medicaid program qualification.
Many individuals fail to plan for the payment of long-term health care. Then, at some point in their lives, they find that they need nursing home care or in-home care but cannot afford it or don't want to use up all their hard earned money to pay for it.
Barbara Buxton will assist you and your family in preserving as much of your assets as is legally possible. She can prepare and file your Medicaid application, along with preparation and the funding of a revocable trust for your spouse. She will review all your assets and suggest preservation options that are tailored to your specific situation.
· Medicaid Pre-Planning & Crisis Planning, Medicaid Applications
· Planning for Disability & Incapacity
· Special Needs Trusts for disabled children and grandchildren
· Appointment of Health Care Surrogates
· Durable Powers of Attorney
· Living Wills
· Traditional Estate Planning
· Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements
· Probate & Trust Administration
At the Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A., we know that your estate is a reflection of years of hard work, careful planning and good decisions. That's why we dedicate considerable time to meet your unique needs and to help ensure a secure future for those closest to you.
We will analyze your estate, help you define your estate planning objectives, and provide you with the most effective means of achieving those objectives. The appropriate documents may include a will, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care surrogates and living wills, deeds, beneficiary designations under retirement accounts and insurance policies, and family limited partnerships. The possibilities of documents used in your estate plan are endless, but you can be sure that every action taken is in your best interest. We will always explain exactly how each document affects your estate.
Numerous state and federal laws complicate the estate planning process. Yet, despite the complexities, we will take the time to help you understand how the various laws affect you. Our firm provides for continuing legal education to assure that our clients are offered the most updated legal advice. We will help you create an estate plan that minimizes or eliminates your federal and state tax liability. More importantly, when your plan is completed, you can be confident that the people or charitable organizations you choose will actually benefit from your estate.
Please feel free to call our office at (305) 932-2293 in Miami-Dade County and (954) 760-7077 in Broward County.
The firm is available to help clients with their Medicaid, elder law, estate planning, and probate needs in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties including, Miami, Miami Shores, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Golden Beach, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Coral Springs, Tamarac, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach.
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