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Many people come into our office wanting to know what planning they need. We often are able to demonstrate very quickly that it is impossible for someone to know exactly what another person needs, because each person is different, and everybody's goals are different. Although I cannot specifically tell every... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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We get asked all the time by people about whether or not an estate planning online document would be "good enough." The bottom line with the do-it-yourself options and the online options is that they are not state specific. Each and every state in the country has their own nuances... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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It is imperative that families of individuals with disabilities and special needs get appropriate advice when it comes to their estate planning. Special needs trust planning can provide a family significant peace of mind knowing that their children will not only continue to receive the government benefits that they are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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As an estate planning and elder attorney, we always encourage people to plan ahead in case something unforeseen were to happen. In some cases, we plan ahead and unfortunately, the people that we have named die before us. If this happens, it is important to review your planning to determine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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I often find in my estate planning and elder law practice, that every child, or every family member, wants to be named as an executor in their loved one's documents. However, I often find that nobody actually knows what that means, and has absolutely no idea how much work it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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There is definitely a false belief that estate planning and elder law are only for individuals who are elderly and who have amassed a ton of wealth. Certainly, individuals in that category absolutely need to plan, but that does not mean that younger individuals should not also put a plan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Most of us have heard about a Last Will and Testament, but have you ever heard of a pour-over Will? Pour-over Wills are used often in connection with living trusts. There are several different types of living trusts, but ultimately trusts are a vehicle that will avoid probate and often... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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The thought of passing away and not being able to raise your kids is certainly one that none of us hope that we ever have to experience or endure. However, the thought of our children being involved in a legal dispute over who's going to raise them and having them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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We are often in the community giving workshops or presentations at community events or local churches and nonprofit organizations. It is typically fairly obvious based upon the angst on the person's face and the pure emotion when they are the parent of an individual with a disability and special needs.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Estate planning and elder law is a wonderfully rewarding and fulfilling practice area. As an attorney, I am blessed to work with families who are not in crisis and are merely planning ahead for their families. To the extent that we are dealing with people who are in crisis, we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Oftentimes, the death of a loved one is the hardest thing that any of us will endure. Not only did we lose the individual physically and emotionally, but in certain instances the financial impact can also be great. We are often asked in our firm what needs to occur after... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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It is very easy with everything that is going on in our country and our world right now, to be concerned about the pandemic and start to think about your own mortality and planning. While we recommend planning at all times to always be prepared ahead of time, this certainly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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As we have previously posted in other blogs and through social media posts, Bellomo and Associates is now open. However, we are only accommodating in-office meetings on a limited basis. Each attorney is taking one day a week of in-office meetings and four days a week of phone calls and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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The short answer is no, they are not the same. A DNR stands for a DO NOT RESUSCITATE order and a Living Will is a completely different document that is used during a very different time. A DNR should be entered into at your doctor's office or in the hospital,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Over the past several months during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have received numerous calls and e-mails from adult clients looking for advice in regard to their elderly parents during this time. The interesting part about the calls is that they range from one end of the spectrum to the other,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Are you looking for some new snacks for game night? Here are some great snack ideas for any gathering where you want to serve “finger” foods or grab and go items. These would work great for a Super Bowl party or wine night with the girls. Dill Dip 8 oz.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Here is an easy pasta dish from the back of the San Giorgio box. It makes an easy weeknight meal that comes together quickly and satisfies that craving for Olive Garden when you don’t want to go out. Italiano Marinara 2 Tbsp. olive oil ½ c. chopped onion 2 cloves... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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As one of my new favorite YouTube soap making friends, Katie Carson of Royalty Soaps, would say, let’s make some soap! What exactly to you need to make soap? Pretty simple ingredients it turns out. Distilled water, lye, olive oil will get you a basic Castile soap. This type of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Is anyone else like me, you see a craft and you just have to try it? No? Hmm, well I guess I’m in the minority. Over the years I have explored many types of crafts from the traditional counted cross stich and knitting to the slightly more unusual like basket... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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It’s that time of year for cookouts, picnics and other outdoor celebrations. Summertime is my favorite time because there are lots of foods that are just better grilled. But man does not live by grilled meat alone so this edition includes some sides to go with the Spicy Chicken on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Today's craft project is modeled after church windows. I don’t know about anyone else, but one of the things I love about church is the sunlight streaming through the beautiful stained glass windows. Your kids can make their own “stained glass” windows, flowers or butterflies at home with some crayons... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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If you have a sweet tooth like I do you definitely want to give this recipe a try. I actually make this frequently if I need a small gift, like a hostess gift or a Christmas gift for a neighbor. But making peanut brittle is dangerous at my house because... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Well here in PA it is finally hot outside! And as summer goes on we want to spend more time outside and less time cooking. If you are like me your menu changes a great deal as we move from winter to summer (in PA I’m not sure we have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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If you have a sweet tooth like I do you definitely want to give this recipe a try. I actually make this frequently if I need a small gift, like a hostess gift or a Christmas gift for a neighbor. But you might want to save a few pieces for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC
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Take out food is certainly convenient but sometimes homemade, or semi-homemade is better. You can control the quality of the ingredients, and you can also customize to what your family likes or make extra to put in the freezer for a quick and easy meal another day. This is another... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2020 at Bellomo & Associates, LLC