|FL||Member in Good Standing||1992||01/29/2017|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1991|
Posted by Lisa
My parents consulted with Attorney Epstein when they moved to Florida about estate planning. Attorney Epstein came out to their home, which was very convenient for my parents, reviewed what documents they had, discussed their wishes, and advised them on what they needed. What was so refreshing was that she took her time with them and explained everything in simple layman’s terms so they could understand. She made my parents feel extremely comfortable with their decisions. I felt she was very knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. When she returned on a subsequent date with the final documents (wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and declarations of health care surrogate), she reviewed them with my parents and made sure they understood what they were signing. My parents were extremely pleased and found Attorney Epstein’s services very reasonably priced, especially considering the time and attention she paid to them. At a subsequent date, when my mother became ill, Attorney Epstein did Medicaid planning for her to protect her assets; and when both my parents passed away, because of the estate planning that Attorney Epstein had done, it was a seamless transition for my sisters and I to take possession of what was left to us.
Posted by Joan
I found her prices to be fair rather inexpensive. At first I was concerned about using all her people when I had my own, but when she explained why and the benefits of using unbiased party and how it's more protection for the parties involved it made perfect sense. Protected all parties involved. Also saved me possibly loosing my house by making choices from the heart. I like that she comes to me at my conscience and when I'm done I'm clear on all issues I have questions with.
Posted by Robert
We called this attorney and thought it was great that she could meet us on our time. I work from 7:30a-8:00p. When she came out she brought a notary public with her. I did not understand that. We had told her we needed a transfer of guardianship of my wife's sister from another state to Florida. She talked to us for about an hour or so, not so much about the transfer, because she was not as knowledgeabe about the in's and out's of that. She gave us her para-legals name and instructed us to call this person. Then charged us $295.00. About 4 days later we called the para-legal who brought with her a Professional Guardian and encouraged us to use this person because of the complexities of Florida Guardianship. I thought it may be a good idea and left it at that. I called her the next day and told her after talking to my wife that we had decided not to go that route. We wanted to retain the financial guardianship of her sister. We did not hear anything until Ms. Epstein sent us a letter stating that she could not take case. I emailed para-legal to see if she was still taking care of this for us. She stated that since we decided not to use the professional guardian, she backed up and believed this policy of Ms. Epstein was the best and she could not work for us either. I contacted Ms. Epstein and stated that since she had not disclosed this at the beginning, I thought it was wrong for her to keep the money that we had paid her. She disagreed and said that she would not be returning this money.
Susan Rooth, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Barbara is a very intelligent attorney. Knowledgeable in the areas of wills, probate and elder law including Medicaid eligibility and applications. She is concerned for her clients and professional in all that she does. I highly recommend her services.
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