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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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A Client Care Program – Ensuring the Ultimate Success of Your Estate Planning

By: Stephen R. Elville — President and Principal Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C. A Client Care Program – what is it? Elville and Associates is one of the only law firms in Maryland to offer a Client Care Program (CCP) to its clients and one of only a handful of firms in the country to have its …

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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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Elville and Associates Announces New Special Counsel Attorney — Charles A. (“Chuck”) Borek, JD, MBA, CPA

Message from Stephen R. Elville, President and Principal Attorney I am proud to announce that Charles A. (“Chuck”) Borek, JD, MBA, CPA is now Special Counsel to Elville and Associates, and that his offices are now located at Elville and Associates’ main offices at 7100 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 190, Columbia, Maryland 21046.  As an …

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