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Elville and Associates engages clients in a multi-step educational process to ensure that estate and elder law planning works from inception, throughout lifetime, and at death. Clients are encouraged to take advantage of the Planning Team Concept for leading edge, customized planning. The education of clients and their families through counseling and superior legal-technical knowledge is the mission of Elville and Associates. Proudly serving clients in Central Maryland, the Washington Metro Area, and the Eastern Shore.


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Stephen Elville, Esq., to Present Nationally-Broadcast Special Needs Webinar through Bloomberg BNA

By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Community Relations Director Stephen R. Elville, Principal at the estate planning, elder law and special needs planning firm of Elville and Associates, P.C., will be presenting on a nationwide webinar through Bloomberg BNA on Wednesday, Octdober 8th from noon to 1:00 p.m. The webinar, titled “What Clients Need to Know About…

Elville & Assoc to Sponsor 10th Annual Scarecrow Classic 5K Hosted by Brain Injury Assn of MD

By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Community Relations Director Elville and Associates is pleased to announce it will sponsor the 10th Annual Scarecrow Classic 5K and 1 Mile Walk hosted by the Brain Injury Institute of Maryland, to be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at its all-new location on the University of Maryland-Baltimore County campus.  For…

Barrett R. King, Esquire, admitted to the United States Supreme Court

On May 31, 2011 Barrett R. King, Esquire, an associate attorney at Elville & Associates in the Columbia, Maryland office, was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in a formal ceremony. Following the ceremony, Mr. King and peer inductees met for a luncheon attended by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.To have the right to…

Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M., addresses Linden Hall attendees on the topic: How to be a Trustee and Fiduciary

On September 18, 2012, Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M., Principal and Barrett R. King, J.D. of Elville & Associates in Columbia Maryland, delivered a presentation on How to be a Trustee and Fiduciary at Linden Hall in Ellicott City, MD. The client education event sponsored by Elville & Associates included remarks by guest speakers Bob…


September 9, 2015

Estate Planning Essentials Workshop September 9, 2015 Wednesday, September 9th — 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland 21122 Lake Shore Plaza Shopping Center 4103 Mountain Road Pasadena, MD 21122

September 23, 2015

Elville and Associates Presents The Advisors Forum September 23, 2015 Wednesday, September 23rd, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Linden Hall, 4765 Dorsey Hall Drive Ellicott City, Maryland  21042

September 24, 2015

Workshop — “How Do Estate Planning and Retirement Planning Tie Together?”, September 24, 2015 Thursday, September 24th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., The North Star Group LLC, 801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20004,


Thought of the day 575

A special needs trust is designed to supplement the income of an individual with special needs so that he or she can maintain access to government benefits without necessarily sacrificing their standard of living. But government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid prohibit the trustee of a special needs trust from simply giving a beneficiary cash to pay for goods and services herself. Instead, a trustee must pay vendors directly. Credit cards offer a way for the trustee of a special needs trust to avoid giving a beneficiary cash while at the same time not serving as the beneficiary's designated shopper. Because a credit card is technically a loan from the credit card company to the cardholder, the goods or services purchased by a trust beneficiary using a card are not income and do not affect his or her access to government benefits. If the special needs trust then pays off the balance of a beneficiary's credit card bill, the payment is likewise not considered income. Because of this special treatment, an SSI or Medicaid beneficiary who is capable of managing his or her own affairs can use a credit card to make small purchases, and a trustee of a special needs trust need not micromanage every transaction.

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Elville and Associates’ practice areas include: elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, tax planning, probate and trust administration, civil litigation, fiduciary representation, guardianships, VA Benefits, long-term care planning, asset protection (including for Medicaid), business law, and business succession planning. Our five offices are conveniently located in Columbia, Baltimore, Rockville, Annapolis, and Frederick. I think it'd be good to have the cities hyperlinked which would take them to a map of where they're located.

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