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Stephanie Lynn Schneider

Elder law Attorney at Plantation, FL

5.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 32 years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    40%
    Elder law includes estate & incapcity planning, asset protection, VA benefits, guardianship (adults/minors), trusts, Will, advance directives, probate, special needs trusts, deeds, powers of attorney, living will, healthcare surrogate and more.

    28 years

  2. Estate planning
    15%
    Estate & incapacity planning protects your rights and your privacy. Avoid a guardianship and probate with legal documents including, but not limited to a Will, durable power of attorney, designation of healthcare surrogate, living will, trust, when appropriate and more so you may achieve your goals and have peace of mind.

    28 years

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    15%
    Medicaid & asset protection planning incorporates preserving government benefits including food stamps, SSI & HUD housing. We guide you through eligibility requirements to determine if you may receive benefits. We assist with maintaining benefits after receiving a law suit settlement or inheritance, and more

  4. Guardianship
    10%
    Guardianship for adults and minors, and guardian advocate are procedures approved and monitored by a Court. in Florida, a guardian must be represented by an attorney. Emergency temporary guardianship is for when a person is in danger of hurting themselves or others and not situated in a safe environment such as a care facility.

    28 years

  5. Probate
    10%
    Probate is a legal procedure upon someone's death to facilitate distribution of assets.

    28 years

  6. Trusts
    10%
    There are many types of trusts. Everyone does not need a trust. Trusts serve many purposes to accomplish a family's goals. Pet trusts may be set up to care for a beloved pet when you are not able to do so, due to death or incapacity. Call us to learn more.

My team and I are dedicated to providing compassionate quality services to seniors, young adults, persons with disabilities (of all ages) and the LGBT community.

We take a holistic approach to providing elder law services to ensure that the client's legal, social, psychological, medical and financial needs are coordinated and fulfilled as the client ages. This is accomplished by collaborating with other professionals such as life care managers, social workers, support coordinators, financial planners, accountants, psychologists, and medical professionals. It has been my passion for over 20 years.

My firm guides all people of all ages at all stages of the aging continuum.

We are your trusted planning advisor through life.

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Location

Board Certified Elder Law Attorney
1776 N Pine Island Rd # 208
Plantation, FL, 33322-5223

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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2023
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Stephanie is a true professional in Elder Law
Stephanie was recommended to me and she did not disappoint. I needed an attorney to assist me with filing a Medicaid application for my mother. I initially was looking for a nursing home for my Mom and Stephanie recommended a contact that was able to narrow down the options to the handful of facilities that provide memory care in Broward County for my Mom. She is very knowledgeable about Elder Law and is very compassionate and is a very good listener. She spoke in terms that I understood. Her staff was kind and available and always returned emails and phone calls. Stephanie was calm and listened to all of my concerns. I went through a very stressful situation and after speaking with Stephanie, I felt confident that I was in good hands. I trusted her and she accomplished what I needed to be done. I will continue to use her services in the future for any follow up with my Mom’s affairs as well as any estate planning I need for myself going forward
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Posted by Judi | May 30, 2023
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Estate Planning Services
I retained Stephanie Schneider for estate planning services for my mother after researching and interviewing several other attorneys. My father had died earlier in the year with no estate plan in place which created many challenges so it was imperative that my mother's affairs be put in order. Ms. Schneider and her team were responsive, professional and patient from my first contact with them. The initial consultation provided necessary information for the decision-making process and the follow-up communication about our options was detailed and thorough. Stephanie and her team were pleasant, professional and respectful whether interacting with them in-person, by email or phone. The entire process transpired as represented. Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable regarding elder law and estate planning. It's a relief to have the process complete and know that Stephanie is a resource for my mother and the family.
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Posted by Wayne | January 4, 2023
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Trusted. Wise. Caring & Professional.
Stephanie Schneider reflects all a referring financial or accounting professional can want in care, concern and utmost professionalism when entrusting a client to her legal expertise. Stephanie's knowledge of the law & guidance delivers the integrity and confidence needed for most and especially complicated situations in elder and other facets of law. Her ability to explain - to all concerned - what needs to be done and why - in understandable terms - defines the depth of her wisdom. Stephanie's clients and their advisors, especially us are lucky to have her.
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Posted by Danny | March 6, 2021
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Thank you
The team, at The Law Office of Stephanie Schneider, are knowledgeable and true professional's. Even through a pandemic they took the time to help me fully understand my Estate Planning and the price was totally reasonable. I can not say enough about Mrs. Schneider. She is a wonderful soul and really knows her stuff. Such a pleasure to speck with and the network of people she recommended to help me in other areas of my needs were paramount. She is now my go to person for all my Eldercare needs. Stephanie - Thank you!!!!!!! Mr Greene
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Posted by marty s | September 16, 2020
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best elder law aervices
At a time of much confusion and stress she helped us determine what setps would get us to where we wanted to go, She presented options, helped us set priorities and has helped guide us along this path. Very patient and helpful. She came recommended to e and I would highly recommed her to anyone else.
Posted by Richard | July 15, 2019
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Review of attorney - Stephanie Schneider
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!!
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Posted by Jeff H. | April 25, 2019
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Help Mother with setting up will and Administration of Estate
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.
Posted by Marshall | March 13, 2019
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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.
Posted by Elaine | March 5, 2019
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Lawyer for Guardianship
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.
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Posted by Zeida | March 4, 2019
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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!
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2019
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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.!!
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2018
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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.
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Posted by Sandra | March 23, 2018
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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.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
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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.
Posted by Brian | November 21, 2017
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Very thourogh and professional
Stephanie and her staff were very compassionate and through while discussing and setting up my estate planning .
Posted by Debra & Timothy | November 7, 2017
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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
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Posted by Andy | June 15, 2017
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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.
Posted by Jerry | November 23, 2016
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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.
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Posted by Nancy | August 1, 2016
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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 buraucratic 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.
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Posted by Margarita | July 31, 2016
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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.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stephanie L. Schneider PA
  • 1996 - 2017

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Associations

  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member-GLBX Council
  • 2016 - Present
  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce - Referral Advantage Leads Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 1997 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Former Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer- Elder Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer-Elder Law
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2015
  • Elder Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer - Elder Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2009
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Publications

  • NAELA Journal, Volume 10, No. 1 Spring 2014
  • The Demise of the Defense of Marriage Act: Time of Death Still to Be Determined
  • 2014
  • Florida Bankers Magazine
  • SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS: THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE, Parts 1 & 2
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Trust Officer Graduate School
  • Speical Needs Trust Administration
  • 2016
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day
  • It's Not Too Late To Avoid A Medical & Financial Crisis!
  • 2016
  • Broward County Bar Association - CLE
  • Resolving Elder Law Issues in the PI Case
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
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Elder law Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schneider has an extensive knowledge base in elder law and provides essential guidance when navigating this complicated field of law."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Stephanie professionally for almost 20 years. She is an outstanding advocate for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie is a very knowledgeable and excellent lawyer in our community."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Competent, responsible, and likeable."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable on elder law matters, including Medicaid qualification. She and her staff are professional and responsive to client needs. I recommend clients to Stephanie often because I know they will be in excellent hands."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable and has the highest ethical standards.I'm confident sending my clients to her."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is extremely reliable, committed, professional, and a real pleasure to work with. Not to mention, she is great at what she does, as is evidenced by her board certification. I have the utmost respect for Stephanie, and it is my pleasure to endorse her."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You cannot find a more highly qualified, intelligent, and caring attorney as Stephanie. She is certified by the Florida Bar in Elder Law - enough said. I would not hesitate to recommend any of my clients to Stephanie for all of their elder law, probate, or planning needs. These issues are far too important and you need a highly skilled attorney to assist you with any of those matters. Stephanie, without a doubt, is the lawyer to do that."
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