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This podcast explores the many issues and topics related to elder law - the wide range of legal matters affecting people in their second half of life and individuals with disabilities. Produced by Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak: Your elder care and special needs law firm, providing quality representation in litigation, with locations in Williamsport, State College, Wyalusing and Wysox, Pa. Visit our website at PAElderCounsel.com.

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United States

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This podcast explores the many issues and topics related to elder law - the wide range of legal matters affecting people in their second half of life and individuals with disabilities. Produced by Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak: Your elder care and special needs law firm, providing quality representation in litigation, with locations in Williamsport, State College, Wyalusing and Wysox, Pa. Visit our website at PAElderCounsel.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

570-322-2077


Episodes

Tax Planning in 2024: An Elder Law Perspective

2/23/2024
In this episode, which was recorded in December 2023 and was made to tax and financial professionals, Attorney Julie Steinbacher discusses and analyzes various asset protection strategies as they relate to estate tax minimization, specifically grantor vs. non-grantor trusts. While some of the information presented is quite specific and is intended for financial and tax professionals, much of the material would also be applicable for those that need to begin their estate planning, especially those to whom estate tax minimization will be one of their top priorities in estate planning. A video of this episode with a full PowerPoint presentation can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Duration:00:46:28

Five Ways to Pay for Nursing Home Care Without Breaking the Piggy Bank

12/11/2023
In this recording of a virtual seminar originally presented on September 28, 2023, Attorney Landon Hodges and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss legal strategies that are available to help you cover the rising costs of long-term care while providing for your immediate needs and preserving your quality of life. Among the topics they go over are: current trends in long-term care & options you might not have known existed; myths & truths about the five-year Medicaid look back period; gifting your house to a child (or anyone) for $1 - why you better think twice; why a trust isn't just for "rich" people; and how to lessen your tax burden & other legal documents that are a must! To watch a video of this presentation, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Duration:00:52:26

Planning for Families With a Child With Special Needs

10/5/2023
It’s important to identify and understand what assets are going to pass directly to a child with special needs and if those assets will adversely affect his or her ability to qualify for certain government benefits. The sooner we can get a handle on things, the better off our child with special needs will be in the future. In this recording of a virtual seminar originally presented in June 2023, Attorney Megan Ingram and Brian S. Young, CFP®, ChSNC®, give a rundown of some of the things that families with a child with special needs should consider, and also answer the following questions and more: - Who will act as guardian or custodian of my child after my life? - How can Life Insurance provide a benefit to an estate plan? - Why you should review any existing plan periodically to make sure it’s still in good order & current with the law - Funding a Special Needs Trust – what assets should you consider? - Key differences between a 1st Party Special Needs Trust, 3rd Party Supplemental Needs Trust & a Pooled Trust - What is an ABLE account & Summary of Our Wishes? - Recent law updates, tax implications & so much more! The presenters can be reached at the following: Brian.Young@fpgroupllc.net mingram@paeldercounsel.com To schedule an initial consultation with our law firm, email info@paeldercounsel.com or call 1-800-351-8334 and be sure to reference this podcast episode.

Duration:01:11:53

Tax Planning in 2023: An Elder Law Perspective

6/30/2023
This presentation was originally for tax and accounting professionals, but is now being made available for all. In it, Attorney Julie Steinbacher discusses some of the things that clients will need to consider - with the proper legal guidance of course - from an inheritance tax perspective when doing their estate planning this year. Changes to applicable laws that are upcoming are also discussed.

Duration:00:48:02

Trust Takeover: Anything & Everything You'd Want to Know About Trusts

6/2/2023
This episode is the full, uncut version of three previous episodes on trusts that were divided up and released in three separate parts. Protect more of your wealth and provide a legacy for future generations. Learn how you can establish a financial readiness plan today that accounts for the healthcare challenges of tomorrow. If you've ever thought about setting up a trust, or wondering how one works (there are many different types), then this video is for you. In it, Attorneys Julie Steinbacher and Megan Ingram answer the following questions and much more: - How does a trust offer asset protection from the costs of nursing home care? - Why does it matter if a trust is revocable or irrevocable? - Can my spouse or family still access any and all funds placed inside a trust? - Do you have to be "rich" or have multiple investment accounts to benefit from a trust? - What situations are common for using a trust - pros and cons? To view a video of this presentation, visit our YouTube channel.

Duration:01:29:04

SECURE 2.0: What You Really Need to Know

5/11/2023
This episode is a recording of a webinar originally presented to current clients of our firm and professionals, which we're now making available to everyone. In it, Attorneys Julie Steinbacher and Landon Hodges go over in detail some of the changes brought about by the passage of SECURE 2.0, which was signed into law on Dec. 29, 2022. SECURE 2.0 is a continuation of the original SECURE Act, which became law in December 2019. Both pieces of legislation are primarily designed to increase and facilitate access to retirement savings and lower employers' costs of offering and funding retirement plans, but they also have several provisions that could affect individuals' estate planning. Even though most of the SECURE 2.0 provisions aren't effective until 2024 or later, the time to plan is NOW! If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with our firm to begin your estate planning, visit ChatwithSGY.com to book a free introductory information gathering session.

Duration:00:36:26

Trust Administration 101

4/20/2023
So you've set up a trust, either specifically to protect assets from long-term care costs, to avoid probate, or for some other reason specific to your individual circumstances. Now what? How is it administered, both during your life and after you pass away? In this episode, a partial recording of a virtual seminar originally held live in January 2023, Attorney Julie Steinbacher goes over some considerations of why you might want to set up a trust based on how it works after it is set up, goes over some hypothetical scenarios on how it would work if you set up a trust and then need long-term care, discusses when might be an appropriate time to set up a trust, and then summarizes what to expect should you come into our firm for an initial consultation. She also answers a few more questions from the attendees of this seminar. To schedule your initial consultation, visit ChatwithSGY.com, email info@paeldercounsel.com, or call 1-800-351-8334. The initial information gathering session is generally done by phone, and the initial consultation can be done either in-person, by phone or video conference. Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our YouTube channel Request a free copy of the book referenced at the end of the seminar, "Don't Write a Blank Check to the Nursing Home."

Duration:00:28:36

Trust Q&A

4/6/2023
In this episode, a partial recording of a virtual seminar originally held live in January 2023, Attorneys Megan Ingram and Julie Steinbacher conduct a Q&A session with attendees of the seminar, answering a variety of questions posed by the group related to trusts. If you had some questions after listening to our previous episode on trusts (link to that episode is below), perhaps they were some of the same questions that are answered in this episode. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an initial consultation with our office to get started with your individualized estate plan, give us a call at 1-800-351-8334 or email info@paeldercounsel.com. Previous podcast episode

Duration:00:24:25

A Comprehensive Tutorial on Trusts

3/16/2023
In this episode, a partial recording of a virtual seminar originally held in January 2023, Attorney Megan Ingram gives a comprehensive presentation on trusts, including the different types, why and how our offices generally uses them, and much more. If you've heard about trusts and the benefits of using them in estate planning and are interested in learning more about them and potentially if they may be a fit for your future estate planning, this is the perfect episode for you.

Duration:00:34:43

What Happens if I Need Long-Term Care? (Classic)

2/23/2023
In this classic episode, Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske summarizes the best way to plan for potentially needing long-term care in the future, and goes over some things to keep in mind should you or a loved one ever suddenly have a need for such care. Of course, the best way to plan is to pre-plan before the emergency, but our firm is still able to assist with those crisis situations and usually make things a bit better off for our clients than if they hadn't consulted us. Please note that because this episode was originally recorded in 2020, some of the numerical figures mentioned may be out of date.

Duration:00:09:13

The Secret Strategy: Planning Tips for Your Second Half of Life (Classic)

1/12/2023
The episode is a rebroadcast of an episode originally produced in 2020. In it, Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss some strategies that are available to anyone and everyone that will help minimize the financial and emotional impact of a healthcare crisis for you or a loved one. She discusses the five-year Medicaid lookback period and how to use that to your advantage to qualify for Medical Assistance to help pay for long-term care if you need it in the future, or even right now. She also talks about legal strategies that will protect your home and assets from the cost of long-term care, why starting early BEFORE a healthcare crisis is critical and will lead to better outcomes, and different planning options that put YOU in control. Please note that because this episode was originally recorded in 2020, some of the numerical figures mentioned may be out of date.

Duration:00:26:50

Roth IRA Conversions in a Down Market & Inflation With Emphasis for Parents of Children With Special Needs

12/22/2022
In this episode, a recording of a virtual seminar originally held live on Nov. 9, 2022, Attorney Julie Steinbacher and James Lange, CPA, Attorney and Registered Investment Advisor, go into great detail on the topic of Roth IRA conversions, with a special focus and emphasis for parents with children with special needs. With the SECURE Act nearing its three-year anniversary and it having eliminated the old "stretch" IRA, there remains a loophole in the current law for beneficiaries of IRAs that have special needs, so those individuals that may be passing on a Roth IRA to a beneficiary that has special needs will want to take this into consideration when doing their estate planning. To get the free resources from James that are referenced at the end of the presentation, visit: https://disabledchildplanning.com/paelderlaw/ To view a video of this presentation, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Duration:01:33:07

I Have a Trust and Now I Need Long-Term Care, Now What? (Classic)

12/1/2022
This episode is a partial rebroadcast of an episode that was originally produced in 2020, in which Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske goes over what to expect if you already have a trust and then need long-term care in the future. She also touches on what can still be done if you've done no advanced planning for long-term care and then need it. Please note that because this episode was originally recorded in 2020, some of the numerical figures mentioned with regards to the cost of long-term care may be out of date, and in fact, are now even more expensive.

Duration:00:11:44

Characteristics of Dementia (Classic)

11/10/2022
In this classic episode, a portion of an episode that was originally recorded in 2020, Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discusses some of the characteristics of dementia, and things you may see from someone that may have the early signs of dementia, even if they don't have a diagnosis. She also touches on some caregiver tips.

Duration:00:17:28

Dementia Caregiver 101 (Classic)

10/20/2022
In this classic podcast episode, a partial rebroadcast of an episode originally recorded in June 2020, Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss what is dementia and its warning signs and stages, community resources to contact for help as well as some caregiving tips. While Tammy doesn't go into great detail in this episode, this is a good starting point for those that may have just recently received a dementia diagnosis or for family members or caregivers that are just beginning this difficult process with and for a loved one. After listening to this podcast, if you're interested in learning even more about this subject, you can sign up for a free electronic version of You're Not Alone, Living with Dementia, written by our firm's founding shareholder, Julie Steinbacher.

Duration:00:17:29

POAs 101 (Classic)

9/28/2022
This episode is a partial rebroadcast of an episode that was originally produced in 2020., in which Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske gives an overview of the different types of Powers of Attorney, some tips for what people need to consider when drawing up their own POAs, and a few things that our firm generally recommends for all of our clients' POAs.

Duration:00:14:29

The Medicaid Rules and Other Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care (Classic)

9/1/2022
This episode is a partial rebroadcast of an episode that was originally produced in 2020. In it, Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discusses a little bit about how the process goes when you apply for Medicaid to pay for your long-term care. She also talks about some of the other ways that people pay for long-term care, including long-term care insurance, out of pocket, veterans benefits, and Medicare (although that doesn't pay for much in this area). Please note that because this episode was originally recorded in 2020, some of the numerical figures mentioned with regards to the cost of long-term care may be out of date, and in fact, are now even more expensive.

Duration:00:20:34

A Summary of Asset Protection Strategies

8/11/2022
In this episode, a excerpt from a virtual seminar held earlier this year, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty gives a brief summary of how our firm generally protects assets for our clients, the key points and things that you need to remember and consider for when you're engaging in long-term care planning and would like to preserve your assets so they can't be used for long-term care costs, and how to move forward when you're ready to do so.

Duration:00:12:22

Good Documents

7/21/2022
In this episode, Attorney Jenna Franks explains the importance of having good legal documents and exactly what that means, as well as the risks of not having good documents, or documents at all. She also discusses who to appoint as your Power of Attorney or agent, beneficiary designations that fall outside of Wills, and gives a general overview of trusts and how we generally use them.

Duration:00:11:23

Differences in Long-Term Care and Payment Options

6/30/2022
In this episode, an excerpt from a recent virtual seminar, long-term planner Kristin Daugherty gives a general overview of the different types of long-term care available out there, as well as the different options to pay for them. For additional details about the different forms of long-term care, check out these more comprehensive and detailed podcast episodes: Levels of Long Term Care Available Benefits and Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care Types of Long-Term Care and How to Pay for Them For more on the Medicaid qualification process and what is required, check out these past episodes: Qualifying for Medicaid to Pay For Long-Term Care Costs Explaining the Medicaid Five-Year Lookback

Duration:00:08:41