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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 and State College, Pa. Visit our website at PAElderCounsel.com.

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 and State College, Pa. Visit our website at PAElderCounsel.com.

Location:

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 and State College, Pa. Visit our website at PAElderCounsel.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

570-322-2077


Episodes

Trusts and Wills

1/19/2022
In this episode, an excerpt from a virtual happy hour event in November 2021, Attorney Chris Bradley and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske talk all about trusts and wills, and provide some basic information about both. This includes what each are, what generally gets put into a trust and how it is funded, how certain assets get moved into a trust, assets that usually aren't able to be moved into a trust, who controls a trust, how a will works and things to keep in mind when drafting your...

Duration:00:10:17

Things to Keep in Mind When Transferring or Selling Property

1/5/2022
Transferring or selling property to family members (or non-relatives), or making future plans to do so, particularly real estate but not necessarily limited to that, is generally a major part of estate planning. Generally speaking, the main goal in doing so for many people is to pass such property to desired beneficiaries in the most tax-efficient (cheapest) way possible. What's the best way to do so? Well, it depends on your unique situation and goals, and what's right for one person may...

Duration:00:05:03

What Happens if You Don't have a Power of Attorney?

12/29/2021
In this brief episode, an excerpt from a virtual happy hour Q&A event held last month, Attorney Chris Bradley and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske summarize what happens if someone doesn't have a Power of Attorney, and they are unable to make their own financial or healthcare decisions. They also discuss who could serve as someone's POA if an individual doesn't have any close or trusted family members willing or able to do it. In short, as uncomfortable as it may be to think about or...

Duration:00:02:14

The Importance of Having Estate Planning Discussions with Family

12/23/2021
As people gather with their family and loved ones for the holidays, that can sometimes be a place where discussions about estate planning occur. In this brief episode, an excerpt from a virtual happy hour event held November 17, 2021, Attorney Chris Bradley and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss why it is so important to have these types of discussions with your loved ones before a crisis hits. For addition insight into this difficult but necessary subject of having the estate...

Duration:00:02:18

What is a Mental Health Power of Attorney?

12/21/2021
In this brief episode, an excerpt from a virtual happy hour event on Nov. 17, 2021, Attorney Chris Bradley and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske explain what is a mental health Power of Attorney, how it works, how it gets renewed, and what happens if the person it covers isn't able to renew it due to incapacitation.

Duration:00:03:54

Financial Fire Drill™ w/Brooks Stahlnecker

11/30/2021
Is it time to sound the alarm on your family's financial safety? In the case of a fire, a well thought-out plan can make all the difference between a safe escape and tragedy. But did you know that fire drills can also be utilized to save your family's financial future? In this episode, we're joined by Brooks Stahlnecker, financial advisor and president of the Stahlnecker Group, an education and motivational speaking firm based in Milton, Pa., that specializes in educating and motivating...

Duration:00:59:44

Adjusting Your Estate Plan Underneath Uncle Sam's Tax Hat

11/9/2021
The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee released draft legislation on Sept. 13, 2021 that proposed a series of tax increases and tax cuts that could greatly affect certain parts of estate planning. In order to update our clients on the latest happenings within Congress, Attorney Julie Steinbacher recently conduced this virtual seminar to summarize these changes and how they could affect those that have already done at least some portions of an estate plan, although it can certainly apply to...

Duration:00:50:55

Digging Deeper into Dementia Without Needing a Medical Degree

10/19/2021
In this episode, learn valuable tips and resources for coping with the devastating effects of dementia. This is an audio recording of a virtual seminar originally presented on September 29, 2021. in it, Attorney Jenna Franks, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty and Specialized Care Planner Holly Reigh introduce a plethora of pointers to your most urgent questions and concerns about dementia. These include, but aren't limited to the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, care...

Duration:00:48:47

I Know Someone With a Trust, so I Need One Just Like it, Right?

9/28/2021
In this brief podcast episode, Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Planner Kristin Daugherty explain how unique each individual trust can be, and why one size definitely doesn't fit all when it comes to trusts.

Duration:00:09:16

Avoid Alzheimer's Agony: Three Reasons Why You Should Ask for Help!

9/22/2021
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia, you may be overwhelmed with this new reality and have questions pertaining to future care. Learn what action steps are necessary to avoid becoming paralyzed by this mind-erasing disease. In this episode, an audio recording of a virtual seminar originally presented in August 2021, Attorney Brittany Smith, Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske and Specialized Care Planner Holly Reigh reveal answers to top questions about...

Duration:00:48:14

Five Payment Options You Didn't Know Existed When Faced with Sizable Nursing Home Bills

9/13/2021
Don't let financial frets frazzle your thoughts and prevent you from getting a restful night's sleep! If you are concerned about how you will make ends meet should you or a loved one need care in a nursing home or assisted living community, then it might be time to tackle the elephant in the room. Stop wasting time worrying and start putting a written plan into place! In this episode, an audio recording of a virtual seminar originally presented in August 2021, Attorney Brittany Smith and...

Duration:00:33:28

Three Dementia Discussions You Should Have TODAY to Maintain Your Dignity

9/6/2021
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, you may be overwhelmed with this new reality and have questions pertaining to the future. Learn what action steps are necessary to avoid becoming paralyzed by this mind-erasing disease. It’s a race against time! In this episode, a recording of a virtual seminar originally presented on July 14, 2021, Attorney Jenna Franks, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty and Specialized Care Planner Holly Reigh provide answers to...

Duration:01:09:48

Three Ways to Ensure Your Children Are Taken Care of After You Have Passed Away

8/31/2021
The only things certain in life are death and taxes. End-of-life decisions are inevitable. Sooner or later, we all will be faced with this troublesome task. In this episode, a recording or a virtual seminar originally presented on July 8, 2021, Attorney Brittany Smith helps you discover how a comprehensive team approach to estate planning can make a difficult time much more manageable for your family, and allow you to have you say even after you pass away. Among the items discussed are how...

Duration:00:44:45

Is a Jointly-Owned Property Available to Help Pay for Long-Term Care?

8/27/2021
Let's say you own a property (home, vacation property, farm, etc.) jointly with another person, such as a sibling or other family member, or even someone you're not related to. Now, you need nursing home care. Can you be required to sell your portion of the property to generate funds to pay for your long-term care? In this short podcast episode, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty gives the answer to this question - and it's not one you might want to hear if this applies to you (or...

Duration:00:02:44

Should I Put an Annuity I'm Already Receiving Distributions From Into a Trust?

8/23/2021
In this very brief podcast episode, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty answers this simple question of whether or not you should put an annuity from which you're already receiving distributions into a trust if you establish one while doing estate planning. She also explains something else important that needs to be done with regards to an annuity if you're planning to qualify for Medicaid to pay for long-term care.

Duration:00:02:31

What Happens if I Don't Protect My Assets, But Then Need Long-Term Care?

8/21/2021
What are the consequences of not doing any estate planning? Well, you can roll the dice and maybe you won't have any problems. But with an average of 1 in 5 adults needing some type of long-term care in their lives, why tempt fate? Basically, if you require long-term care, whether it's in a nursing home or even some type of in-home care, and you haven't done good estate planning, things could get very dismal, and your assets could disappear in a relatively short time frame. In this podcast...

Duration:00:16:04

Why Having an Estate Plan is Important

8/17/2021
"I don't need to worry about having estate planning documents. When I pass I'm fine with whatever the default arrangements are for my estate." If this statement describes how you or someone you know thinks about estate planning, you might want to think again. Did you know that if you pass away without a will, it isn't your spouse that necessarily receives your entire estate? There can also be unnecessary inheritance tax consequences if you allow Pennsylvania's default estate plan to take...

Duration:00:06:54

Answering the Top Questions About Long-Term Care

8/11/2021
This episode is a rebroadcast of a show that aired as part of Elder Care Radio on WRSC 1390 AM in State College during 2020-21. It was produced by Forever Media. In this episode, the final in this series from Elder Care Radio, Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Planner Kristin Daugherty answer some of the top questions they get from clients regarding long-term care. Specifically, this includes what are the different types of long-term care and what they entail, and how to pay for them...

Duration:00:23:04

How to Craft an Effective Estate Plan Without Starring in Family Feud

8/5/2021
Just like the classic game show, we took a poll on how best to avoid family feuds. The top survey answers are on the board, and they all indicate peace of mind comes from properly planning ahead. In this episode, Attorney Megan Ingram-French and Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty will help get your family to the "fast money" bonus round and help you discover things like why it is important to name more than one agent on your Power of Attorney, legal documents that are critical, how you...

Duration:00:52:12

A Loved One Needs Nursing Home Care Now. What do I do?

7/27/2021
This episode is a rebroadcast of a show that aired as part of Elder Care Radio on WRSC 1390 AM in State College during 2020-21. It was produced by Forever Media. In this episode, Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Planner Kristin Daugherty discuss what needs to be done, if it hasn't already, if and when someone has an unexpected medical emergency that results in a need for nursing home care or some other type of assisted living, including in-home care. This type of care can be expensive,...

Duration:00:22:04