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Alexa S. Antanavage

Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

Alexa S. Antanavage

Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

Alexa S. Antanavage

Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

Prior to joining Antanavage, Farbiarz, Ms. Antanavage was an associate at Masano Bradley, LLP, where she gained experience in civil litigation, with emphasis on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, insurance defense and creditor’s rights, particularly mortgage foreclosure. She was also responsible for review and negotiation of the sale of real estate owned (REO) properties for a national bank.

Ms. Antanavage is a Berks County native and a 1998 graduate of Hamburg Area High School. Following this, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English in 2002 from Bryn Mawr College. She subsequently earned a Juris Doctor Degree in 2008 from the Roger Williams University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Association for Public Interest Law Summer Stipend in 2006. While earning her legal degree, Ms. Antanavage interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and with the Roger Williams University School of Law Pro Bono Collaborative. In addition, Ms. Antanavage is a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Berks core program.

Alexa S. Antanavage is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.

Ms. Antanavage is a member of the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and serves on the Women in the Profession Committee. In addition, Ms. Antanavage is a member of the Berks County Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Section of the Berks County Bar Association and Chairs the Law Day Committee. She is a member of the Greater Reading Young Professionals. She serves as Board Member and Secretary of Mary’s Shelter in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Alexa S. Antanavage is also a Board Member of the Central Pennsylvania Division of the March of Dimes, and the 2010 Chair of the March for Babies. She also serves as a Trustee for the Law Foundation of Berks County. Ms. Antanavage currently serves as a conciliator for the Berks County Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program and is qualified to sit as an arbitrator in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

Firm Description

Believe it or not, everyone has an estate and planning is necessary to protect yourself, your business and your family. At the Law Firm of Antanavage Farbiarz, PLLC our attorneys carefully and compassionately listen to your goals to build an estate plan tailored made to protect you and your family.  Our attorneys specialize in the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorneys and Health Care Powers of Attorney/Living Wills; Estate and Trust Administration; Estate and Trust Litigation/Disputes; Guardianships; and Nursing Home Planning, including assistance with preparation of Medical Assistance Applications.  Our attorneys are available for evening appointments and in-home appointments upon request.

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Hamburg, PA 19526

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Wyomissing, PA 19610

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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

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Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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