Striving to protect the people you love,

the assets you own, and the dreams you hold dear

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


  • Limited Guardianship
  • Plenary Guardianship
  • Guardian Advocacy

Case Management

  • Geriatric Case Management


  • Formal Administration
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Trust Administration

Public Benefits

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Veterans Benefits 


“When negative legal circumstances hit hard with little warning and an intent aiming to destroy, it demands an ardent, ethical, positive response. We found each plus answers, knowledge, professionalism, in the Amy B. Van Fossen Law Firm. The entire staff, administration, and legal team have proven to be exceptional in service, attitudes and outcomes. Attorney Gregory Schwendeman is the most ethical attorney we have ever met; his legal expertise, compassion, commitment, candor should be emulated by other attorneys. Ashley Russell, paralegal, displays competence, accountability, patience, timeliness, understanding with each encounter, and an ability to translate legal jargon to common English. Cheryl’s cheerfulness consistently made us smile which gave us hope. When we exhibited doubt, confusion, intimidation, anxiety Rachel stood steadfast and had our backs. This is the honorable and worthy law firm to entrust your family.”

Clients- Glen, Joan, and Alisha


“Amy Van Fossen and Tyler Runte were extremely kind in helping our family with elder care legal issues.  The firm is diverse in the lawyers that practice there.  Questions are answered in a timely manner and they ensure you are comfortable and confident in their knowledge.  I would highly recommend the firm!”

Client – Deidre 


“I came to this firm for direction and planning for both my father and my estate. The professionalism and interaction we received was above and beyond what we expected. The follow-up and communication was greatly appreciated.”

Client – Greg



“We have been very pleased with our choice of the Law Office of Amy B. Van Fossen, P.A. as the firm to handle our business affairs for our remaining years.”

“The firm’s creativity in resolving several issues has been much appreciated. We feel we chose the best firm possible for our needs and comfort for the remainder of our lives.”

Client – Carl and Sharon



“The loss of our brother came at a very difficult time. To complicate matters further he had not taken the necessary legal steps for his passing. Hostile friends, family members, no will and the virus pandemic created a need for compassionate and expert legal assistance. The office of Amy Van Fossen, her paralegal Jennifer Sanchez and staff filled that need very well. Ms Sanchez’s expert legal assistance and compassionate support are indispensable in the process of bringing this difficult situation to an expected close.”

Client – Larry



“I highly recommend using The Law Office of Amy Van Fossen for your probate and estate planning needs! They have been there for me when I really needed it! Amy and Jennifer and the delightful secretaries are true professionals. The comfort and confidence this law office provides has given me the needed strength to get through this difficult time.”

Client – Jacob

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