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East Coast Elder Law

At the Law Office of Amy B. Van Fossen, P.A., in Melbourne, Florida, we understand how deeply personal elder law planning matters are for our clients. Our law firm is devoted to welcoming clients into a comfortable environment to discuss elder care planning concerns.

Our goal is to help seniors remain independent for as long as possible, while meticulously protecting assets and creating a long-term plan to maintain a rich quality of life and obtain the best care that our clients are entitled to receive throughout their senior years.

Estate Planning

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives

Guardian Advocacy

Case Management

  • Geriatric Case Management

Probate

  • Formal Administration
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Trust Administration

Public Benefits

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Veterans Benefits 

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FAQs

What does an elder law attorney do?

An elder law attorney advocates for the needs of the elderly and their families. We focus on helping seniors remain independent as long as possible while carefully protecting assets and assisting in long-term care planning. Our team of professionals is trained to help with veterans’ benefits, estate planning, establishing and funding trusts, legal documents, probate, and more.

Where do you offer services in Florida?
Our experienced elder law attorneys serve in Brevard County & Indian River County, Florida. Contact our law firm at (321) 345-5945 to schedule a consultation or attend a seminar to learn more.
What questions should I ask an elder law attorney?
Hiring a reputable elder law attorney is an important decision. You should feel comfortable with whoever you choose to represent you or your loved one. Don’t be afraid to ask if a lawyer specializes in elder law. Read: Thing to Consider if you Need an Elder Law Attorney to learn more.
What areas of life is an elder law attorney helpful with?
Elder law attorneys help with areas of the law related to the senior aging process. They can help with legal matters currently affecting an older individual, as well as offer legal guidance for what needs may arise in the future. Long-term care planning, estate planning, VA benefits, trusts, case management, and guardian advocacy are all areas where elder law attorneys can be helpful.
Who can work with an elder law attorney?
Since 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has federally protected certain services for senior service, including specialized legal services for older adults. This type of legal assistance can generally be sought by anyone over the age of 60.