Christine Schafer is the owner of The Legacy Law Firm. As an attorney, her number one priority is providing quality legal services along with a superior client experience. Visiting a lawyer’s office can often invoke feelings of anxiety, distrust and overall dread. Christine created The Legacy Law Firm to ensure that all clients feel comfortable from the moment they call to schedule their initial consultation until the conclusion of their case.
“I am asked often why I chose to focus my practice on probate & estate planning. I didn’t end up practicing in this area by accident or chance. I’ve dedicated my life to becoming well versed in this area of law because I have been on the other side. I know how it feels to lose someone, feel completely lost and at the mercy of state law.”
Losing a loved one is one of the most trying times in an individual’s life. Christine knows first hand what it feels like to deal with a loss and the accompanying stress. Christine lost her father when she was just 21 years old. Before his death he had remarried and since he failed to create an estate plan during his lifetime, state law controlled what happened to his estate at his death. This resulted in an outcome he would not have wanted, but it was too late. Although she could not do much to change the outcome for her father, Christine has dedicated her career to helping other families either by the creation of an estate plan or by assisting them every step of the way with their probate case.
Christine is now an advocate for the importance of planning ahead and often speaks on the topic of probate avoidance and estate planning throughout Florida. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for Ms. Esquire, has been chosen as an American Bar Association Scholar, and is active in her community. Christine has been recognized by Super Lawyers for three consecutive years (2018, 2019 & 2020) as a Rising Star for exhibiting excellence in her field, a distinction that only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive. She has also been selected by her fellow professionals for inclusion in the Florida Trend’s Legal Elite list – a prestigious roaster of attorneys chose for recognition by their peers.
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