The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L., concentrates on crisis and advanced long term care planning including eligibility for Medicaid and Veteran's benefits, Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estates. We also have noteworthy expertise in estate planning, trust planning, and estate and trust administration (probate). While no one wants to think about disability or death, establishing an Estate or Long-Term Care Plan and protecting one's family from the potentially financially devastating expenses of long term care is one of the most important steps you can take to safeguard yourself and your loved ones. Proper Estate Planning not only puts you in charge of your finances, it can also spare your loved ones the expense, delays and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you become disabled or pass away. The high cost of long term care has made long term care planning for the future a critically important issue for seniors and their families. Sadly, many are completely unprepared for the significant financial burdens long term care places on their family's hard earned savings. If you currently provide care for a loved one or child with special needs such as mental or physical disabilities, you can't help but be concerned about what may happen to them when you are no longer able to provide disability care for them.

Michael D. Fowler, J.D., LL.M is Board Certified by the Florida bar in both Elder Law as well as Wills, Trusts, and Estates and has been practicing law on the Treasure Coast since 1980. The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L., expanded its traditional estate planning and administration services to include long-term care, including Medicaid and Veterans benefits planning, shortly after our move to St. Lucie West in 2004. We recognize that as our clients age and become more concerned about the escalating costs of potential long-term care services, including average nursing home costs in Florida of over $88,000 per year, our help in protecting treasure coast seniors and those who love them from running out of money and options are critically necessary services. Through personalized, caring, creative, capable and compassionate service combined with expertise and experience, our firm is able to focus on building long-term relationships with our clients and their families so we may act as a lifelong family resource.

The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L., is conveniently located off Interstate 95 on Peacock Boulevard, just north of the Ruby Tuesday's in St. Lucie West. In certain circumstances, we are available for house calls and when essential, the firm can provide transportation to and from the Port St. Lucie law office.
For more information, please contact us regarding our Elder Law Attorney practice, and the qualifications of our Florida Bar Board Certified attorney, associate attorneys, and staff.

Michael D. Fowler, J.D., LL.M
Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law
Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates
Accredited Attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Ally Stewart
Director of Community Relations

Jennifer Garaguso, J.D.

Jo Thomas
Assistant Probate Paralegal

Melanie Finkel
Legal Secretary

Jaymie Wilson