Joseph Stuart Karp

Joseph Stuart Karp

Giving Florida families peace of mind
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Florida, New York
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Summary

I am a Florida Bar certified and nationally certified elder law attorney and the founder of The Karp Law Firm, with three Florida offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach and Port St. Lucie. My mission is to allay clients' fears and give them peace of mind with effective planning. No one can know the future, but we can prepare for whatever the future holds.

I can help with these issues:
Obtain Medicaid and/or V.A. benefits for clients facing the exorbitant cost of long-term nursing home care. Assets can often be preserved even if a loved one is already residing in a nursing home.

Design solid estate plans using wills and trust to ensure that your assets go to the people you want to get them and don't fall into the wrong hands.

Preserve clients' dignity and protect them from possible guardianship if disability should strike. We create Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Surrogates so that someone the client knows and trusts can manage their financial affairs and health care if necessary.

Help families through the many administrative steps that must be taken when a loved one passes away. Estate administration services include both probate and trust administration.

Coordinate legal help for clients if they must defend an estate against a lawsuit from a challenger, or if they are thinking of challenging an estate.

Of course, it's always better to handle conflicts out of court. As a Florida Supreme Court Circuit Court Mediator, I help families resolve issues over estate matters, as well as resolve differences over the care of an aging loved one.


I strive to treat every client with the same respect and compassion I would want for myself and for my own family. This is the goal of every attorney and staff person at The Karp Law Firm.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Probate and Trust Administration
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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New York
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Languages
  • English
Education
Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.A.
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D.
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Awards
SuperLawyer designee
SuperLawyer Magazine
Recipient of this honor every year since 2009.
Legal Elite designee
Florida Trend Magazine
Recipient of this award every year since 2008
Lifetime Legacy Fellow
American Red Cross
Professional Associations
Florida Bar Grievance Committee E, 15th Judicial Circuit
Chair
- Current
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Martin County, Florida Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Academy of Special Needs Planners
Member
- Current
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Alzheimers Association Southeast Florida Chapter
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
- Current
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American Association of Trust, Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys
President
- Current
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Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 238351
Member
- Current
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Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Tougher Medicaid Rules Squeeze Middle Class
Florida Health Care Social Workers Association
Poor on Paper: An Overview of the Ethics and Morality of Medicaid Planning
The Florida Bar Journal
Certifications
Certified Elder Law Attorney
Florida Bar
Nationally Certified Elder Law Attorney
National Elder Law Foundation (Amer. Bar Association)
Accredited V.A. Attorney
US Dept of Veterans Affairs
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Martindale Hubbell
Accredited Investment Fiduciary
Center for Fiduciary Studies
Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Contact & Map
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Office
2875 PGA Boulevard
Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Toll-Free: (800) 893-9911
Telephone: (561) 625-1100
Fax: (561) 625-0060
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Maintain regular business hours, and after-hours appointments and weekend appointments can be arranged.
Port St. Lucie, Florida
1860 SW Fountainview Blvd.
Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Toll-Free: (800) 893-9911
Telephone: (772) 343-8411
Fax: (561) 625-0060
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Maintain regular business hours. After-hours appointments and weekend appointments can be arranged.
Boynton Beach, Florida
2500 Quantum Lakes Drive
Suite 203
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Telephone: (561) 752-4550
Fax: (625) 625-0060
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Maintain regular business hours. After-hours appointments and weekend appointments can be arranged.