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Sean Curran

Curran Estate & Elder Law, PLLC

Sean Curran

Curran Estate & Elder Law, PLLC

Sean Curran

Curran Estate & Elder Law, PLLC

I was born and raised in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. I am a 5th generation attorney.  I graduated from The Hill School '84, Tulane University '88 and Dickinson School of Law '91. I practiced business law in Pottsville for seven years and served on the board of Minersville Bank.  In 1998, I moved to Cincinnati, Ohio for eight years where I was in-house General Counsel for two different technology companies.

Tired of litigation and pouring over contracts and bylaws, I was yearning for more one-on-one contact with my clients.  I transitioned to Estate and Elder Law to realize this more purposeful career in assisting families achieve their objectives.   My time and knowledge spent on bank boards and working with companies and investors has given me a strong knowledge of finances.  Estate planning is more than just the documents, it is a team process, that includes working with financial advisors and tax advisors to ensure that the documents we produce work.   I have a strong commitment to my clients that their plans will work the way they are intended to work.

I am a member of Wealth Counsel, the premier nationwide Estate Planning Lawyer group that provides state-of-the-art tools, training and support resources to lawyers so that they can provide the highest quality service to their clients. I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Berks County Bar Association, The Berks County Estate Planning Council, Berks Elder Network as well as other community groups.

I am married to and work side by side with my wife of 22 years, Georgina Anderson of Pottstown, Pennsylvania and together we have four children, Patrick, Lucy, Molly and Jack and live in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.  I like to spend time with my family, supporting my children in their various sports and other activities (baseball is a favorite) and cultivating my garden.

Firm Description

Curran Estate Law is a Reading, Pennsylvania law firm specializing in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid, VA Benefits, Wills/Living Trusts and Probate. We are a Life Care Planning (www.lcplfa.com) law firm Our clients care about preserving their legacy and making sure that they don't outlive their money. As an Elder Law attorney, Sean wll help prepare you for contingencies that you may face so that you can go forward with peace of mind.  We are a small firm which will give you the feeling of being a part of our family, we will give you the persoanlized attention that you need and deserve.

Hours

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Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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Main Office

222 N. Kenhorst Boulevard
Reading, PA 19607

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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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