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Attorney Jenna Franks has become a new partner of the elder law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Jenna joins founding shareholder Attorney Julie Steinbacher and Attorney Landon Hodges, who became a partner in 2021, as well as Attorneys Amos Goodall & Kathleen Yurchak, as the five partners of the law firm. Jenna's status as a partner takes effect on April 1, 2022. 

Jenna has been with Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak since 2017, when she returned to her native Pennsylvania to be closer to family. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced law in Florida, where she remains licensed, in a several different areas of law, before focusing her law practice solely in elder law. She is a cum laude law school graduate of Nova Southeastern University just outside of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., During her time there, she was a member of the Steven R. Booher American Inns of Court, the Broward County Bar Association, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and the National Transactional LawMeet competition. She earned her undergraduate degree in Crime, Law and Justice from Penn State in 2009. 

Attorney Amos Goodall, CELA, LLM, from the elder law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, was recently appointed to the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC) of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFB Board). This appointment is a three-year term as a public member, and will run from 2022-24. 

The CFP Board is a non-profit organization that fosters professional standards in personal financial planning. It sets and enforces the requirements for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification (CFP™),  to "uphold standards of competency and ethics for financial planners who are committed to CFP Board to putting their clients' best interests first." The DEC of the CFP is responsible for reviewing and taking appropriate action with respect to alleged violations of the CFP's Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, as well as conducting reviews pursuant to the organization's Fitness Standards for Candidates and Professionals Eligible  for Reinstatement. 

Of course we always recommend that people are proactive rather than reactive with respect to doing their estate planning and discussing it with other loved ones as appropriate. Generally speaking, those that are proactive as opposed to reactive will have better outcomes. However, as a practical matter, it's seldom easy to talk about with your children what you want to happen after you pass away, nor is it easy for an adult child to bring up the subject with their aging parents. Yet, circumstances beyond one's control don't take this into account when the unexpected happens. In other words, you don't get credit in your estate plan for good intentions! In the Second Half of Life Podcast episode 53, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty and Specialized Care Planner Holly Reigh give some tips about having these types of difficult conversations with family members. Kristin also shares a story as an example of what could happen if you never even broach this difficult topic. Oftentimes, families, especially those with adult children that don't live in geographic proxmity to their aging parents, may only gather a few times a year for things such as holidays. With Easter on the horizon, one of those times, and with it an opportunity to have such a discussion, could be coming soon, making this an ideal time to check out this brief episode. 

All episodes of the Second Half of Life Podcast can be found on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on most podcast directories, which includes Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadioStitcherPodcast AddictGoogle PodcastsPodchaserDeezerListen NotesBullhornOvercastPocket CastsCastroCastboxPodfriend, Player FM, Podcast Index and Pandora

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