CAMPBELL] – Esteemed San Jose area attorney, Roy W. Litherland, attended a national educational summit in San Diego, California during the first week of October hosted by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. The Academy is an exclusive national educational organization that has cultivated excellence in estate planning by providing member attorneys with research and critical updates in estate, business planning, and tax laws for nearly two decades. At the conference, Attorney Roy W. Litherland benefited from the educational training sessions focused on Tax Law Updates & the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Documents and Other Medicaid Updates, $5 Million Exemption and Portability, International Estate Planning, Social Media Ethics for Attorneys, and Planning for Blended Families.
The majority of Americans will need Medicaid planning in their lifetime. One entire morning of the Summit focused on incorporating Medicaid pre-planning into a law firm’s systems, from educating the community to consulting with clients. The education department also reviewed new Medicaid trust documents that Academy attorneys now have available to help their clients “pre-plan” to qualify for Medicaid and preserve their assets from nursing home costs.
“The Academy provides me with access to hundreds of experienced attorneys in Estate Planning across the country, the ability to provide unparalleled education and service to my clients, the newest strategies, and consistent updates to changes in the law,” says Mr. Litherland. “The Academy summits are invaluable; they provide me with resources and relationships that I would never have otherwise.”
The Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law has devoted its practice to estate planning matters for the last 37 years and has been an Academy member for 15 years. Roy is also a designated Fellow with the Academy. For more information about how to protect your family and pass on your legacy, or about The Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law and its services, please call (408) 356-9200 or (831) 476-2400, or visit www.attorneyoffice.com. Media inquiries on estate planning and elder law topics are also welcome.
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