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She carefully listened to our specific situation and concerns

This story began in 1995 when my wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Over the following years, we both became members of the S.W. Focal Point Senior Center in Pembroke Pines. For over six years my wife attended weekly chair yoga classes and I joined a care-giver’s support group. Later In retirement, I reached a point where it was becoming more difficult for me to provide the needed care for my wife. I discussed this with our coordinator in the support group and asked for recommendations of someone who could help guide me through the maze of financial and estate planning, long-term care options, designation of health care surrogates, etc. I was shocked upon learning the costs of skilled nursing facilities in our area. I feared that withing a few short years I would likely become impoverished. The only name recommended by the staff and our friends at the Senior Center was Stephanie Schneider. They all suggested that I talk to Stephanie. My wife and I met with Stephanie shortly thereafter and were extremely pleased with how she carefully listened to our specific situation and concerns. Stephanie and her support team walked us through the many options available. I soon realized that this law firm was exactly what I needed. Over the next few years, Stephanie and her staff helped us navigate through those initial concerns. And then we delved into the complex issues of Medicaid evaluation and application. We learned about estate planning, preserving assets. qualifying special needs trusts, designation of health care surrogates and many related topics. Stephanie knows elder law well and is fully aware of any recent changes in the law. She and her staff are respectful, friendly, and knowledgeable. I am happy that several years ago I took those suggestions from the Senior Center to talk to Stephanie. I plan to continue my relationship with Stephanie and her team. I do not hesitate to recommend her to friends, my family and others in our retirement community.

Lou Greenwell
Source:Google

Most knowledgeable elder care attorney around

Stephanie and the team of support professionals at her firm helped me multiple times with guidance and agreements for my elderly mother. She understands the law and how best to protect the interest of her clients. She took the time to educate me and explain how everything would work in dealing with the government.

Marshall
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The service of this office has been a godsend to us and I highly recommend them

Our relationship with this firm go’s back 4 years. We realized then that my wife’s medical problems would inevitable result in her requiring long term care. While we had saved over the years and had a modest nest egg we knew that it would not last long in long term care. After visiting with Stephanie, she set up a program to restructure our assets in a way to protect them and allow my wife to apply to Medicaid. Throughout the process, Stephanie and her staff guided us thru the process and were always available to answer any questions we had and process all the forms that were required by the various agencies. The service of this office has been a godsend to us and I highly recommend them.

Dick Kelleher
Source:Google

Estate Planning

I first become aware of Attorney Schneider by attending a seminar at the West Regional Library. I found her presentation very informative and decided to arrange an appointment to discuss my estate planning. Her office was very professional and sent me a packet which contained information that I need to gather in-order to be prepared for our meeting. Ms. Schneider went over the information packet with me in her office and listened to what I wanted done. Her staff was available to me if I had any questions concerning the paperwork that was being prepared. The next appointment was to go over the requested documents and they were discussed in detail so that I would feel comfortable about what was in them.

Anonymous
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I could not imagine us working through these difficult issues without her

Stephanie has been providing legal service’s to both myself, and my family, for over a decade. We have used her services across almost all of the areas she practices, and can attest that she is a subject matter expert in all of them. She has helped me handle the legalities of caring for a family member with special needs, including the complexities of working through the details of acquiring, and maintaining, government benefits. She has helped my family close out the estate of a deceased family member, which was left open for years due to the poor job our original lawyer did, and she has provided long term care planning, and trust administration, for other elderly family members. I could not imagine us working through these difficult issues without her. I highly recommend her for her expertise, thoroughness, professionalism, and a family like environment with regards to the way she cares for their clients.

jameson b
Source:Google

I've found Stephanie to be a very qualified elder attorney, a compassionate professional, with both a successful and diverse background

Stephanie recently invited me to attend a webinar with a focus on Medicaid and VA Aid & Attendance. As both a CMS certified Florida insurance agent/broker and Veteran of foreign war, the session was very informative and beneficial to me. Over the years, I’ve found Stephanie to be a very qualified elder attorney, a compassionate professional, with both a successful and diverse background.

John J. Shaughnessy
Source:Google

Two Thumbs Up!!

Stephanie and her staff have given our family peace of mind by creating a trust for my elderly parents to protect their assets in case of illness.

She demonstrated that not only was she competent but also compassionate. She was unbelievably patient and calming. We are very thankful we crossed paths with Stephanie.!!

Anonymous
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Ms. Schneider is able to explain things in a way that all details are understood

Advocare Care Management has worked on client cases with Board Certified Elder Attorney Stephanie Schneider over the past 18 years. Most elder concerns are sensitive and complex and Ms. Schneider takes a thoughtful and most practical approach to all aspects of the legal issues. Ms. Schneider is able to explain things in a way that all details are understood, and her years of knowledge and experience are apparent throughout her consultation and outcomes helping families. Ms. Schneider is appreciated in the community for her ongoing commitment to providing educational seminars not only within the Florida Elder Section of the Bar; but for many other professionals that work with senior citizens and people with disabilities. Thank you Attorney Schneider for all your years of dedication!

Amy Seigel
Advocare Care Management
Source:Google

Experienced, thorough and caring

Ms. Schneider has demonstrated her expertise and knowledge in guardianship. She has been very detailed and thorough in her advice, guidance and counseling. She is always available to answer any questions or concerns. Her staff is great!

Zeida
Source:Avvo

Excellent Attorney who aims to please

I’m so very pleased working with Stephanie and her staff. They are professional, kept me informed and moved my case forward expeditiously. I would definitely recommend Ms. Schneider and her staff to anyone.

Sandra
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She excelled with her expertise and knowledge of the Florida court system

Stephanie helped me through a difficult situation to help a close relative in South Florida. She excelled with her expertise and knowledge of the Florida court system. She also had a very personal approach to work with me directly to explain the issues, and help work towards a positive outcome. I would be lost without her.

Brian Bowes
Source:Google

Medicaid and Estate

Stephanie Schneider and her team helped my husband and I thru a tough time in our life, by guiding us in preparing our estate and guiding us thru Medicaid for my husband. Her staff is very pleasant and are there for your every needs. Could not have done this without her…. I’d so recommend her anybody and family who needs this guidance.

Thank You Ms. Schneider

Debra & Timothy
Source:Avvo

Consulted and Hired

Stephanie reviewed and amended a Will, Trust, Healthcare Surrogate, and Living will I had from a previous lawyer. I was extremely happy with the end results. She had to add some legal documents that were left out.

Anonymous
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Someone we can trust

Thank you Stephanie for all your hard work and dedication. I have worked with Stephanie Schneider for over a year now and am always amazed at how thorough she is making sure everything is done to the best of her abilities. She is efficient and her team is always friendly over the phone and in person making sure everyone is comfortable. We appreciate Stephanie’s attention to detail and family values. Someone we can trust.

Emily Lawless
Source:Google

I feel assured of her good services

On the advice of a good friend I sought Ms. Schneider’s service to prepare legal documents for me and my husband. She advised us well concerning a trust, possible need for assisted living, a will and other papers needed to prepare for our elder years. Since she prepared the needed papers, my husband has passed but as we had successfully prepared our trust, his passing did not necessitate additional legal work I know other legal concerns will probably occur in my future and I feel assured of her good services.

Dianne Mills
Source:Google

Most thorough Lawyer

Stephanie Schneider is an outstanding, one of a kind Lawyer. We used her to update our wills. She and her staff were friendly, patient, efficient and more than willing to help us understand and go through the process. No stone was left unturned. Our updated will is much more thorough and complete. She and her staff were timely and met every commitment. I highly recommend Stephanie Schneider and support staff.

Jerry
Source:Avvo

She is #1 in this field

I worked with Stephanie Schneider for about 6 years….my wife suffers from Alzheimers Disease.

After a detailed search I went to Stephanie…my Financial Advisor, my regular lawyer, my Medical Doctor ALL said to go to Stephanie…she is #1 in this field. Planning for the future ( 6 years ago ) was very detailed and time consuming…many many hours of paper work. My wife has been in a nursing home for 5 years…everything has been taken care of satisfactorily by Stephanie. I would tell anyone needing similar help or any kind of future life planning to call Stephanie…her staff is also excellent…always a big help to me…never had a problem with the office.

The Customer May Always Be Right – But Doesn’t Always Write!!

Richard
Source:Avvo

Very helpful navigating us through the legal maze of probate

MS Schneider and all the people at her office were patient with my Mother setting up her will and trust. When my Mother passed, MS Schneider was very helpful navigating us through the legal maze of probate and estate administration. I highly recommend MS Schneider and her legal team for Elder Law matters.

Jeff H.
Source:Avvo

Ms. Schneider and her staff are polite, friendly, and knowledgeable about Elder and Guardianship law

Ms. Schneider and her associate’s have been extremely helpful for me in dealing with the courts, by making sure I have fulfilled my obligations as a Guardian Advocate, by assisting me with legal forms and filing electronic documents. Ms. Schneider and her staff are polite, friendly, and knowledgeable about Elder and Guardianship law.

Elaine
Source:Avvo

Very thorough and professional

Stephanie and her staff were very compassionate and through while discussing and setting up my estate planning.

Brian
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Choosing Ms. Schneider was one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made

I had seen Ms. Schneider present at the South Florida Alzheimer’s Conference. She spoke so sincerely and authoritatively that I felt certain this was one person I could trust to walk me through the maze of laws and procedures and documents I would need to help me with preparing for my parents’ elder care and estate planning, as well as our own, especially given the complexity of planning for our disabled daughter’s future care without us. Being organizationally disabled myself (if only it were a joke), this was no easy task for us or for Ms. Schneider. It took months, stretching into more than a year for me to gather all the papers necessary, with frequent progress assessments by phone, e-mail and in-person. When it came time for the final signing of all the documents, she took great care explain in meticulous detail the implications of each document, sometimes several times. One of the reasons I had put off getting an attorney was my dread of feeling totally helpless and at the mercy of a professional who knew I knew nothing about her area of expertise. Choosing Ms. Schneider was one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made.

Frank Orifici
Source:Google

Excellent lawyer

I hired Mrs. Schneider for a guardianship case after I was disappointed with two other lawyers I had before.

Mrs Schneider is a responsible, honest, punctual attorney. She managed to guide me thru the bureaucratic and legal maze of the guardianship requirements. She has excellent clarity and knowledge of the law. Her fees are very fair and clear. She promptly addressed any questions I had, we discussed directions and strategy for tackling issues and she is following this strategy. Her team of paralegals is also outstanding.

Nancy
Source:Avvo

She is a remarkable resource and a great asset to her community

During the past several years, I have had the privilege of attending numerous webinars presented by Stephanie Schneider. Stephanie is an outstanding Board Certified Elder Law Attorney with many years of experience practicing in this field of law. She is also an excellent communicator, who has the rare ability to share her vast knowledge, in easy to understand language. Each of her webinar presentations has been meticulously prepared and organized. The power point slides which accompany each of her presentations are precise and thorough. Her professionalism, expertise, compassion, caring and commitment to her clients and the legal profession shine through every time I watch her teach. I always feel that I have learned something new when I hear Stephanie speak. More importantly, I am able to retain much of the information she imparts because of the kind and gracious manner in she presents this important material. I am grateful that Stephanie so freely shares her expertise with others. She is a remarkable resource and a great asset to her community and the legal profession. I look forward to attending her excellent webinars (and hopefully in the future, in-person seminars0 for many years to come. Stephanie deserves the highest rating possible. She is terrific!

Bruce Blitman
Source:Google

An Extremely Knowledgeable and Thorough Attorney

Stephanie has been providing legal service’s to my family for over 7 years. She is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and does an excellent job in presenting all of the available options. She has helped me handle the legalities of caring for a family member with special needs, helped my family close out the estate of a deceased family member which was left open due to the poor job our original lawyer did, and assisted with the long term care planning of an elderly family member. I could not imagine working through these issues without her. I highly recommend her and her team.

Jameson
Source:Avvo

Flexible, listener

I have used her services for a long time, and naturally we have had disagreements. However, she has always been able to not only to listen to what I have to say, and adjust what is needed to accommodate to my needs.

Margarita
Source:Avvo

Knowledgeable, caring and detailed

Stephanie guided us step by detailed step through the estate planning process. She made sure to ask us all of the necessary questions plus several we hadn’t thought about. She took the time to understand our specific needs and made us feel that she really cared about us.

Andy
Source:Avvo

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