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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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Young care giver provides long term care to her grandmother in Maryland..

Eight Tips for Having “The Talk” about Estate Planning with Elderly Parents

Talking about estate planning is 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, you shouldn’t assume everything will be taken care of. According to a 2017 survey, less than half …

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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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Yes, You Can Receive Unemployment and Social Security at the Same Time

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent unemployment to its highest levels since the Great Depression, and older workers have been particularly hard hit, with one in five over age 55 now out of work, according to one estimate. Many people continue to work beyond retirement age, either by choice or out of necessity, at the same …

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Elville and Associates’ Attorney Nicole T. Livingston Named Partner at Firm

By:  Jeffrey Stauffer – Community Relations Director Message from Stephen R. Elville, President and Principal Attorney of Elville and Associates “I am pleased to announce that attorney Nicole T. Livingston is now a partner at Elville and Associates.  Nicole has demonstrated her tremendous value to our law firm through her dynamic work ethic and representation …

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