Happy 7 Year Work Anniversary Amber!

This year I celebrated seven years with Bellomo & Associates. What a whirlwind it has been! Honestly, it so easy to come to work that I am not sure how

CARING FOR LOVED ONES

More and more, as our population ages, many of us are taking care of aging spouses or parents. According to the Mayo Clinic, 33% of adults provide such care. Most

Do You Need a Trust?

This question is by far the most asked question that we receive in our office. However, there is absolutely no standard or right answer for everyone.

Caregiver Agreements and Considerations.

Caregiver agreements are often used in the Medicaid context so that a family member can be paid for their services to a loved one and the payment would not be

Now is a Good Time to Review Your Estate Plan.

It has certainly been a strange year and it feels as though we are finally heading out of it and things are “getting back to normal”. It makes me very

When are My Powers of Attorney Active?

Powers of attorney are often drafted differently by different professionals. In our office, we draft our powers of attorney to be effective immediately so that the principal is authorizing the

What is the difference between a living will and a healthcare power of attorney?

This is the question that I receive at least once a week in my estate planning and elder law practice.  Taken together, a Living Will and a Healthcare Power of Attorney,

What If You and Your Child’s Other Parent Cannot Agree on a Guardian?

When engaging in estate planning for any parent whose child is not yet an adult, there is always one very important decision to make: who would be the guardian of

Why Its Imperative To Have Advance Healthcare Directives

An advance healthcare directive is a healthcare power of attorney and living will in a single document. The document will provide instruction on who will make the medical decisions for

Having “a talk” with your parents about their long term living situation.

No, we are not talking about the birds and the bees but rather talking about having a conversation with your parents about what their wishes are in regards to their