If you Google Elder Law attorney in Pennsylvania, your search will result in options to browse many websites developed by law firms that promote themselves as the best choice for your legal planning needs as you are aging…Even in rural Lycoming or Centre County, you can find countless attorneys and just as many promises that your Estate Planning is in the best hands. Or that they are best able to help you apply for Medical Assistance to pay for nursing home care.
You may be just starting to think about organizing your estate with documents like Powers of Attorney, a will, advanced directives, or you may feel you need a trust. Or, you may be at a point of crisis because a decline in health or a medical emergency has changed the way you are able to live independently in your home. You may be wondering how you can guide a loved one in the best direction so that their assets are protected from the cost of long-term care. Perhaps you heard that Estate planning is more than just documents. That there is a need to consider the tax issues related to estate planning.
The question becomes “How do you choose one law firm over another”? The answer to that question? You choose the firm that provides the most for you. The attorney and staff you feel the most comfortable with, right away. The firm that inspires the most confidence in its legal skill and its willingness to develop planning strategies that work with you and for you. The firm that freely provides the most up to date information and understanding of the laws that affect estate planning and administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits planning. The firm that has proven that it will take the most initiative to make sure you understand your planning options. When you are ready to choose a law firm to help you with your planning, choose the firm that is willing to provide and stand behind the most comprehensive and thorough eldercare planning available: Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak.
And what makes Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak different than all the other elder law firms? Uniquely, we plan for your need before it arises, so that when the circumstances of your life change, your documents and plan are ready to provide for your changing needs. We think of things you may never have thought to plan for, from little things like who will mow your lawn to who would take care of you if you get sick. Or how you will manage the tax issues related to your business succession. Or how your estate plan can protect your assets from the “4 D’s”… Our approach is undeniably comprehensive.
Our eldercare law firm believes that information and access to resources are an important part of meeting client needs prior to, during, and after the planning process. For this reason we developed The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center to provide seminars about topics that are of interest to people who are aging or living with disability. Through free public education and access to relevant resources, Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak are able to help bridge the gap between the legal system and the aging network.
Unlike many law firms, we refuse to use a “cookie cutter”, one-size-fits-all approach to legal planning. At Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, no two plans are ever the same, because no person or families goals are ever exactly the same. Every client is offered a written plan — a road map that will guide them as they move forward in their Estate and Long-Term Care planning, or with their Wealth Protection or Business Succession planning. And every plan we write starts from scratch, handcrafted page by page to meet your specific legal needs and goals. Our attorneys make sure each step of your planning is relevant and makes legal sense for you. Each document supports your goals and protects you as intended, nothing less.
We know planning for the future can be a new process. From the moment you step into our law firm you can begin to feel at peace about accomplishing your goal to plan now for your second half of life.