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Episode 6 of the Second Half of Life podcast recently debuted and in this episode, Attorney Landon Hodges and Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty discuss what families that have members with special needs should know about planning for the future. Titled "Legal Planning for Individuals with Special Needs & their Families," this episode has a plethora of information that these families should know about from a legal standpoint when planning for the future, and what they can do to ensure their family member with special needs is taken care of in the future and maximizes their benefits and assets. Topics discussed include differences between a power of attorney and a guardianship, a summary of wishes document, legal ramifications of an individual with special needs receiving an inheritance, and more. This episode is a podcast exclusive, and is not available on any other Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak platform. 

This and other episodes of the Second Half of Life podcast can be accessed on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on several podcast directories. The podcast is also available on most podcast platforms, including Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadioStitcherPodcast AddictGoogle PodcastsPodchaserDeezerListen NotesBullhornOvercastPocket CastsCastro and Castbox.

The Legal Intelligencer announced that Amos Goodall has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 as part of the Legal Intelligencer’s 2020 Professional Excellence Awards series. These awards recognize the achievements of Pennsylvania lawyers "who have made a significant, positive impact on the legal profession and who have left an imprint on the legal history of the state.”

A graduate of Franklin and Marshall and Fordham Law School, Amos Goodall began the practice of law in Centre County following a clerkship with the Chief Judge of the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 1976. In 1987, he began his own firm, which became Goodall & Yurchak. This firm was acquired by Steinbacher Law in Williamsport and became part of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak. Amos Goodall continues to practice in the State College office.

Attorneys and other staff members from Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak conduct a number of speaking engagements each month, including speaking at the firm's own seminars and outside events. Here's a summary of the firm's speaking engagements from the first quarter of 2020 (January - March). If you weren't able to attend but are interested in learning more about any of the topics outlined below and how it applies to your individual situation, please call the firm at 1-800-351-8334 for a free consultation. Visit the seminar page for a list of upcoming seminars.

On Jan. 21, Jenna Franks, Esq., and Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty presented, “The Asset Protection Trust” seminar in State College. Jenna and Kristin explained how to use trusts to protect assets.

Also on Jan. 21, Jenna attended a Dementia Society of America training in Altoona. Jenna learned how dementia affects financial planning and ways to maneuver through potential financial products that are available in paying for care.

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