Estate Planning Seminar For The Sandwich Generation At Carroll Gardens Library

No doubt the topic of estate planning for the sandwich generation will be of interest to many here in the neighborhood. If you haven't already delved into the subject, this seminar, held at the Carroll Gardens Library might be just what you need to get started.

Sandwiched between responsibilities: caring for your children, as well as worrying about an elderly family member? Statistics show that nearly 10 million Americans are considered to be a part of the “Sandwich Generation”, with over 25% of American families being involved in both child and elder care at the same time. And while it may not seem possible to add one more item to an overstuffed to-do list, estate planning is all about “being prepared”. Financial planner Kerri Kimball is joined by attorney Alison Arden Besunder on March 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll Gardens Library for a comprehensive discussion of the ins and outs of essential documents which are frequently procrastinated on.
Nearly every family has taboos about talking about money. But now is the time to tackle these issues so that our loved ones aren’t left in the dark. Some simple steps taken now can provide peace of mind that our families’ finances are secure,” says financial planner Kerri Kimball.
Topics discussed will first and foremost include how to discuss estate planning issues with elderly relatives. As many participants have children of their own, choosing a guardian to take care of your children and your children’s assets will be addressed as well. And everyone needs to protect the ability to make health care decisions. The special needs of non-citizens or dual citizens will be included.

Registration is required at to guarantee seating. Light refreshments will be served. The seminar will be held in the auditorium (basement) of the Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street at Union Street. Closest subway: F train to Carroll Street. 

This free event is hosted by Corcoran Group Real Estate agents Justine Torchio and Chris DiChiaro. Justine, is a native and current resident of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn who volunteers with the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library. Chris has been a resident of Carroll Gardens for the past seven years and has a family-owned retail boutique on Court Street. Also hosting is the Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library.

About Alison Arden Besunder: Alison Arden Besunder is the founder and principal attorney of Arden Besunder P.C., an estate planning and litigation practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Alison has spent fifteen years practicing law in the New York City. She focuses her practice in the areas of Trusts and Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property. Alison is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association and the NYSBA Animals and the Law Committee. She is an accomplished writer on a variety of legal topics, with articles published in the New York Law Journal, Managing Intellectual Property, and the Suffolk Lawyer, and is also an active volunteer with the Jewish Association of Services for the Aged (JASA).

Acout Kerri Kimball: The Vice President of the Element Financial Group, Kerri Kimball knows that keeping ones family secure is a universal need. Kerri is a certified financial planner, Investment Advisor Representative, and Life and Health Insurance Agent. She serves as co-chair of the Leadership Advisory Board of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and is also a member of Financial Planning Association, 85 Broads, National Ethics Association, and Executive Moms. Kerri speaks French and Spanish, and lives in Brooklyn with her family.