MINDY AND HER TEAM can help you collect, organize and develop an estate plan that will protect both your beneficiaries and assets.
FELINTON ELDER LAW & ESTATE PLANNING CENTERS has the experience and the expertise to help avoid the financial ruin associated with the high cost of long-term care.
WORRIED ABOUT WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS when the time comes? Mindy can develop a pet trust to ensure your pets are well-taken care of as part of your comprehensive estate planning.
AS A VETERAN, did you know you may be eligible for VA benefits to obtain a tax free income? Let Mindy help you in the claims process to receive these benefits.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A ROCKVILLE, COLUMBIA, ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND, WASHINGTON D.C., OR FLORIDA ELDER LAW FIRM? Look no further! With over 30 years of experience, our elder law services are customized to you and your family.
WE COVER ALL ASPECTS OF ELDER LAW for aging, illness and incapacity including Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits, Nursing Home Planning, Asset Protection and advocating for our clients.
MINDY'S FOCUS is to provide you with an individualized plan for the future and to protect and preserve the lifetime of savings you and your loved ones have worked so hard to accumulate.
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Jayne joins the team previously working in the Purchasing Department of the Boston Housing Authority as assistant to the Director. Rising over ten years into a Buyer’s position.
Jayne also served as President to the Home Owners Associations board of directors for five years.
Her hobbies include working out, painting, and spending time with her daughter and miniature dachshund.
Vivian Trinidad comes to us as a part-time administrative assistant, but has almost twenty years of experience in the legal field. She began her career as a legal secretary at various law firms in Washington, D.C., had a brief stint in law school and eventually moved to Miami, Florida. There, she honed her skills as an Intellectual Property (“IP”) paralegal for Perry Ellis International and eventually at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. She and her husband Feventually moved back to Maryland to be closer to family and most importantly, to raise their only son. She worked briefly as an IP paralegal and eventually the IP practice coordinator at DLA Piper, LLP in Washington, D.C.
Vivian left the IP world to obtain a more work-life balance. Growing up with her grandparents living clear across the other side of the world, Vivian grew a natural affinity towards the elderly, she joined Felinton Elder Law and Estate Planning Centers where she is the Medicaid Liason and provides administrative assistance to the Client Concierge. For Vivian, it is an honor to serve the senior community and is proud to know that she is being of service to them and their loved ones.
Marissa Samala joins Mindy’s team with several years of administrative experience, business savvy, and excellent customer service.
Occasionally, she visits family on the eastern shore of Maryland and spends time in a retirement community where she grew fond of helping and entertaining the elderly. Marissa’s energetic personality and compassionate nature translate into her intrinsic desire to support individuals with issues that come with aging. Marissa is very excited to leverage her professional experience and positive disposition into serving clients of Felinton Elder Law and Estate Planning Centers.
Kristin holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Florida. She continued her studies and obtained a Masters degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University.
She worked as a Curator of Education before becoming a Client Services Coordinator. In her spare time she performs with the National Ballet in Bowie. Her favorite aspect of her job is working with Mindy and assisting clients.
Precious is from a southern shelter and retains her southern charm when assisting our families with those challenging times.
She always welcomes them with a lick and her willing head to pat. She truly appreciates when some of our visitors bring her treats.
She especially enjoys when we have our workshops as there are so many people at one time looking for her attention.
She brings a welcome smile to the office.
Scruffy joined the Felinton Elder Law and Estate Planning team three years ago. He was a former shelter resident. Scruffy had a ruff start.
He had two Moms before Mindy who were unable to keep him. After a lot of training, Scruffy has proven to be a stellar team member and is living happily ever after with his pack leader Mindy and sister, Precious.
He especially enjoys being part of our Will signing meetings.
Lexi joined the team in 2018.
She brings a youthful, cute smile to our team. In her free time, Lexi enjoys playing with Scruffy and Precious and cuddling with her loving family.
She loves toys (of all kinds) and treats (small ones only). Lexi loves helping Mindy around the office, in many capacities.
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