Amy B Dow

Amy B Dow

  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Florida
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Elder Law, Estate Planning & Medicaid Planning Attorney

Amy Dow is an attorney focusing on the areas of elder law and estate planning. Amy has more than 25 years of professional experience including practicing law, counseling, teaching and community service. Amy calls South Florida home but hails from New York.

Counseling and Law Background

With degrees in both law and counseling, Amy brings particular insight and sensitivity when meeting with clients and their families. Amy earned her Law Degree from Boston College Law School, and received a Master's Degree in Counseling Studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her Bachelor’s Degree is from the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Community Service, Memberships

Amy has a strong sense of community service and advocacy, having served on numerous boards and committees of the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Center, the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy and a number of other community groups. She is currently a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and serves on the Legal Studies Advisory Board of Keiser University. Amy Dow is also an active member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Palm Beach County Partnership For Aging and the Florida Bar Elder Law Section.

Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 124427
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lawyer
Amy Dow Elder Law
Current
Education
Palm Beach Atlantic University
M.S. (2012) | General Counseling Studies
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Boston College Law School
J.D. (1997) | Law
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State University of New York - College at Oneonta
B.A. (1986) | Psychology; Speech Communiations
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Professional Associations
Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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Florida Bar - Elder Law Section
Current
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Florida State Bar  # 124427
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Did You Know? Non-Medicaid Planners Cannot Give Legal Advice
Florida Bar Elder Law Section and AFELA
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. If I have POA for my father and his estranged wife comes back after 10 years and gets one who's is active?
A: First, just because someone has dementia, does not mean they are incapable of signing a new Power of Attorney (e.g. some folks with dementia have moments when they are very lucid/intelligent and others where they are not....if they sign during a "lucid interval" then the POA is valid). However, its just as likely, based on your description, that the estranged partner came back and is taking advantage of your father in his infirmed state. In my firm, Elder Needs Law, PLLC, I focus on Medicaid Planning (e.g. we can help your father get access to benefits to help pay for home health or facility care) and Estate Planning (e.g. Wills, Trusts, and yes, Powers of Attorney). However, if his mental state is so impaired, your best bet is to consult with a guardianship attorney. Please call our office and we would be happy to introduce you to the guardianship attorney affiliated with our firm.
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Contact & Map
Amy Dow Elder Law
601 Heritage Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
Telephone: (561) 288-1750
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)