Steve Elville

Mr. Elville is Managing Principal of Elville and Associates, P.C. and a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is the past Chair of the Howard County Bar Association Estates & Trusts and Elder Law Sections and is the past President of the Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS). Mr. Elville currently serves as Chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association and is a member of the Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Committee for Anne Arundel Medical Center (CGPAC). He also serves as Chair for Law Day Maryland.

Learn What Elder Law Attorneys Are Advising Clients in 2020 with Stephen Elville

“Elder Law attorneys are not just lawyers, they are counselors.” Elder Law encompasses many concepts – planning for individuals and families who do not have taxable estates, but who are primarily concerned about the protection of their assets and addressing disability and long-term care issues. Elder Law also encompasses the following: Medical Assistance (Medicaid), long-term …

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Webinar — Learn What Elder Law Attorneys Are Advising Clients in 2021

“Elder Law attorneys are not just lawyers, they are counselors.” Elder Law encompasses many concepts – planning for individuals and families who do not have taxable estates, but who are primarily concerned about the protection of their assets and addressing disability and long-term care issues. Elder Law also encompasses the following: Medical Assistance (Medicaid), long-term …

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Court Case Illustrates the Danger of Using Online Power of Attorney Form

A recent court case involving a power of attorney demonstrates the problem with using online estate planning forms instead of hiring an attorney who can make sure your documents are tailored to your needs.   Mercedes Goosley owned a home in Pennsylvania. In 2013, she named one of her six children, Joseph, as her agent …

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Terminating a Special Needs Trust – What Happens to Assets?

By their very nature, special needs trusts (SNTs) are usually designed to terminate, or at least radically change, when the trust’s primary beneficiary dies. But terminating a special needs trust is not as simple as merely writing a check to the remainder beneficiaries and calling it a day. There are several key considerations and requirements …

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The Remote Contingent Beneficiary — Can the World’s Saddest Estate Planning Provision Actually Make You Happy?

By: Stephen R. Elville – Managing Principal and Lead Attorney – Elville and Associates, P.C. Every good estate plan (a will-based plan or trust-driven plan) should address contingencies.  Some of these contingencies are basic and commonsensical, such as what happens if the individual beneficiary or charitable organization you leave property to does not survive you …

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Eligibility for Maryland ABLE Accounts to Expand with New Age Adjustment Act

People whose disabilities arose later in life will be able to open Maryland ABLE savings accounts if a bill just reintroduced in Congress, the ABLE Age Adjustment Act, becomes law. In 2014, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which created a new form of tax-free savings account for people with disabilities …

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Estate Planning and Elder Law Essentials with Stephen Elville

This webinar is an in depth overview that thoroughly educates attendees about the essentials of estate and elder law planning. Presented by Elville and Associates’ Managing Principal and Lead Attorney Stephen R. Elville, in our Estate Planning and Elder Law Essentials webinar Steve thoroughly educates attendees about estate planning and incapacity planning issues. Some of …

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