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Stephen R. Elville to Present About Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts at MSBA Medicaid Planning Evening Series

By:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director, Elville and Associates, P.C. Stephen R. Elville, Managing Principal and Lead Attorney of Elville and Associates, a leading estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning firm in Maryland, will present during the fifth of six sessions of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Medicaid Planning Evening Series …

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Elville and Associates Receives Honor from Brain Injury Association of Maryland

On Thursday, March 23rd, Elville and Associates, an estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning firm in Columbia and Annapolis, was selected as the 2021 Recipient of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland’s Organizational Leadership Award.  The Award is given annually in appreciation of an organization’s dedication to and support of the work of …

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Caregivers Are Getting Younger, Making Planning for Long-Term Care Even More Important

As baby boomers age, more and more millennials are becoming caregivers. Many are taking on this role while just getting started in their own lives, leading to difficult decisions about priorities. Proper planning can help them navigate this terrain. The term “sandwich generation” was coined to refer to baby boomers who were taking care of …

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Estate Planning with Elderly Parents – 8 Tips for Having “The Talk”

Talking about estate planning with elderly parents can be a difficult, emotional topic, but it’s essential for every family. Unless you’re certain your parents have an up-to-date will and a wider plan for what should happen in the event of their passing, don’t assume everything will be taken care of. According to a 2017 survey, …

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Fight Over James Brown’s Estate May Finally Be Drawing to a Close

Say It Loud: Fight Over James Brown’s Estate May Finally Be Drawing to a Close

Litigation over James Brown’s estate has been dragging on for 14 years, but the case took a big step towards resolution when the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the woman claiming a spousal share in Mr. Brown’s estate was never legally married to him. Mr. Brown, known as the Godfather of Soul, married Tommie …

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Presents Ample Reasons to Reevaluate Your Estate Plan

The coronavirus health emergency is a reminder that life is unpredictable, and it makes sense to be prepared. It may sound self-serving, but the threats to life and finances posed by the pandemic offer ample reason to reevaluate your estate plan — or create one if you haven’t already. Experts recommend that you will need …

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The Importance of the “Family” Meeting in Estate Planning

By:  Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke – Partner and Senior Estate Planning Attorney – Elville and Associates, P.C. Many clients ask “how will my son/daughter/sister/cousin/friend [i.e., people designated to carry out the estate plan] KNOW what the documents say or how they work?”  This question highlights a very important point, which is that an estate plan is …

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