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Living Your Best Life Speaker Series: Estate Considerations for Long Term Care Planning in North Carolina


Tue 11 / 30 / 2021
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM


St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport - Supply Road, Room A, Southport, NC 28461

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Open to all

Limited Capacity: 269 spots available


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Session Description:  Estate planning offers a plan to provide and protect your loved ones when you are no longer alive.  Essential to estate planning is the ability to transfer assets to heirs with an eye toward creating the smallest possible tax burden for them. An estate plan that implements asset-protection employs legal strategies, put in place before a lawsuit or claim arises, that can deter a potential claimant or help prevent the seizure of your assets after a judgment. Estate plans that involve asset protection may often be geared toward planning for long term care needs.  Long term care is notoriously expensive for seniors and their families. As America’s senior population increases and seniors are living longer, there is a greater likelihood that a person may need long-term care. Planning for any long term care is a gift that you and your loved ones will appreciate.

Get more information about these important topics from an experienced Elder Law attorney. This session will help you understand essential estate planning tools, asset-protection and long-term care planning; Powers of Attorney and how to determine if yours is “hot” enough; Wills versus Trusts and determining which one makes the most sense for you; how estate plans from out of state impact you in North Carolina; the best steps to take now to protect your assets for long term care; and how to find and pay for quality long term care.

Speaker:   Kara Gansmann, Attorney at Law

Kara Gansmann is an Attorney and Partner in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner LLP.  She devotes her entire practice to Elder Law and serves as the firm’s Chair of the Elder Law Practice Group. She works with families and seniors in Southeastern North Carolina, providing pragmatic solutions to their legal needs through both advocacy in the courtroom and counseling for long-term care planning. Kara also serves on the North Carolina Bar Association Elder Law & Special Needs section council. Kara earned three degrees from University of North Carolina Wilmington and the University of North Dakota, where she served as Editor in Chief of the North Dakota Law Review and graduated with highest honors among the top of her class. For more information about Kara, visit the Cranfill Sumner website.

The program will run from 3:00pm to 4:30pm with a question and answer session included. Please plan to arrive for the program a few minutes early such that the program can begin on time.
Please register for this event on this site by clicking on the Registration button, or via the Help Desk at (910)250-8388. Registration closes 1 week before the event on November 23, 2021.