Alzheimer's is one of several forms of Dementia, and a diagnosis of such can devastate an individual's of family's finances, not to mention having an emotional or several other tolls on the family. But, it doesn't have to be this way. In episode 9 of the Second Half of Life podcast, "If the Diagnosis is Dementia," Attorney Brittany Smith and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske talk about the numerous community resources that are out there and available for both an individual that receives such a diagnosis, as well as the family and caretakers. They also discuss caregiving tips, answers to top questions about legal, tax, financial and care concerns, how to access government benefits to help pay for care, and much more.
This episode is an audio recording of a virtual seminar originally presented on June 3-4, 2020. 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 Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, Google Podcasts, Podchaser, Deezer, Listen Notes, Bullhorn, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro and Castbox.
After listening to this podcast, if you're interested in learning even more about this subject, you can download a free electronic version of You're Not Alone, Living with Dementia, written by our firm's founding shareholder, Julie Steinbacher. We'd also be happy to mail you a free hard copy of this book. You can request one by calling 1-800-351-8334.
Low Interest Rates and How Small Businesses and Individuals Can Benefit From Them in Estate Planning Featured in Podcast Episode 8
Episode 8 of the Second Half of Life Podcast is now available. In this episode, titled "How Your Business or Family Can Benefit in a Low-Interest Rate Environment," Attorneys Julie Steinbacher and Landon Hodges, and Jason Nickerson, CFP®, from John G. Ullman & Associates, discuss Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), an estate-planning tool that can be used for taking advantage of low interest rates. It can be utilized for either business owners or individuals/families. Among the topics discussed are how to utilize and structure a GRAT for unique life events, how to optimize a GRAT after one maxes out their federal estate and gift tax exemptions, how family business owners can benefit from a GRAT as part of their succession plan, and how to strategically set GRAT terms for appreciating assets. William Post of John G. Ullman & Associates moderates the discussion.
This episode is an audio recording of a virtual seminar originally presented on June 9, 2020. 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 Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, Google Podcasts, Podchaser, Deezer, Listen Notes, Bullhorn, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro and Castbox.
Five attorneys from Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in Williamsport and State College, have been named 2020 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Attorney Julie Steinbacher, the founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, and Attorney Amos Goodall were both named Super Lawyers, which represents the top five percent of practicing attorneys in each state. Attorneys Jenna Franks, Landon Hodges and Brittany Smith were named Rising Stars.
Produced and compiled by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is patented and multiphased, and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Selections are made annually and on a state-by-state basis. More information on the selection process is available here.
The Rising Stars selection process is the same as that for Super Lawyers, with one key difference: candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process, with those not selected as Super Lawyers but meeting either of one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements remaining eligible for the Rising Star designation. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars represent no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state.