Every, Stack and Upchurch

Every, Stack & Upchurch offers clients comprehensive estate planning and elder law advice.

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Firm Overview

We pride ourselves on a hands-on approach to legal representation.
Our attorneys assist clients with a number of services:
-Estate planning & elder law
-Asset protection
-Wills & trusts
-Medical directives
-Power of attorney
-Long-term care planning
-Medicaid planning
-Estate litigation
-Criminal law

We work with you closely to plan for your future or for the care of your loved ones. Our firm has flexible scheduling throughout the week. We invite you to contact us for a consultation.

Personalized attorney services:
Every, Stack & Upchurch involves clients in every step of the legal process. Our attorneys work directly with you and devote our initial meeting to learning how we can help.
We are here to answer all your questions. The firm's lawyers make a point to return calls and emails within 24 hours. We give you information you need to make the right choice for yourself and your loved ones.

Estate plan lawyers:
Our law firm respects the importance of attorney availability. Upon request, we are available to meet with clients at their home or care facility.
Florida residents deserve the quality representation of Every, Stack & Upchurch. Learn more about the variety of estate planning and elder law services we offer by calling the office.
Main Office

Main Office
444 Seabreeze Boulevard, Suite 1003
Daytona Beach  FL  32118

  • 386-255-1925
Estate Planning
Estate plans - more than just wills
Many people think wills are the extent of an estate plan. In actuality, these documents are just the beginning. There are many ways to document how to distribute and protect your assets. You can also dictate how you want loved ones to address your health and medical treatment if you are incapacitated.
Every, Stack & Upchurch advises you of the positive and negative attributes of the various estate planning options:
-Power of attorney
-Revocable and irrevocable living trusts
-Medical directives
-Living wills

Melvin D. Stack

Practice areas:
-Estate planning
-Probate law
-Trust law
-Estate litigation
-Criminal law
-Forfeiture law

-1980, Florida
-1985, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
-1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
-1989, U.S. Supreme Court

-Stetson College of Law, J.D., 1979
-University of Florida, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1976

-Volusia County Bar Association
-Member, Board of Directors, 1985
  • Stetson College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1979

Thomas J. Upchurch

Practice areas:
-Elder law
-Medicaid planning
-Estate planning
-Criminal law

2005, Florida

-Nova Southeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2005
-Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1998

-Volusia County Bar Association
-Member, Board of Directors
-Chairmen, Elder Law Committee, Present
-The Florida Bar
-National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
-Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
-Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Member, Seventh Circuit Chapter
-Ormand Beach Rotary, Board of Directors

Professional accomplishments:
-Assistant State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, 2005-2007
-Lead Trial Attorney for Sixth Judicial Circuit, 2006 - 2007

Our attorneys have many skills that benefit your case needs. While Every, Stack & Upchurch primarily focuses on estate planning and elder law, both senior partners have criminal defense qualifications.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy certifies Mr. Stack as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist, and Mr. Upchurch is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Nova Southeastern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005

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