The only certainties in life are death and taxes. Everyone has heard that saying and it is largely true. While none of us can avoid either, there are ways to reduce your tax burden - both in life and death - and most importantly, have your wishes fulfilled after you pass with respect to your estate. In this respect, while you can't avoid them, you can certainly beat them. How to do so is discussed in the first episode of the second season of the Second Half of Life Podcast. In this episode, Attorney Brittany Smith and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske give tips for effective estate administration, so that you can allow a difficult time for your family to be made easier while ensuring that appropriate decisions are made on final distribution of your estate. Among the topics discussed are understanding the probate process, guidelines and time frames, rules governing state and federal estate inheritance and estate taxes, the importance of naming trusted beneficiaries, legal documents that protect a spouse after the other spouse passes, and much more.
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The ninth annual Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award was presented to Margie Cholin, a social worker at UPMC Williamsport, on Thursday, April 7, during an in-person Healthcare Decisions Day event on hospice and end-of-life care held at the Elder Care and Special Needs Resource Center.
During an extensive 34-year career, Margie Cholin has served countless individuals and their families to make sure they receive the proper care and attention they deserve. She has worked in almost every aspect of the field from medical and surgical to now a more comprehensive rehabilitation role.
From a very young age, Margie always knew she wanted to help people. As Margie describes it, “Social work allows me to serve individuals who need it most and be able to make a difference on a more personal and hands-on basis.” That’s why she abandoned her desire to become a psychologist and instead focused more of her career admirations on pursuing social work."
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.