The Impact of COVID-19 and Remote Access on Civil Litigation and Guardianships

By: Duncan Scott Keir – Associate Attorney – Elville and Associates, P.C. As a civil litigator who has spent his career representing clients before the Maryland State Courts, it is clear to see the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the routine administration of this institution.  Beginning on March 16, 2020, when Judge Barbera, …

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“New and Improved” Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Unique tax benefits are available to families who have children with special needs. And thanks to recent changes in the tax code, there are opportunities to save substantial amounts of money at tax time. Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., a professor of accounting at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, has put together a handy checklist of some potential tax …

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In 2022, Social Security Beneficiaries Will See the Biggest Increase in 39 Years

The year was 1983: The U.S. invaded Granada. A gallon of gas cost 96 cents. Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video premiered. That year was also the last time that Social Security recipients saw a cost-of-living increase steeper than the one just announced for 2022. This year, Social Security benefits will rise 5.9 percent, the sharpest upsurge …

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Surprises in the Employment Relationship – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

As a business grows its needs for additional workers increases. The law regarding employees is complex and often misunderstood or misapplied. Even innocent mistakes can result in disastrous consequences for the employer. Business law attorney Chuck Borek, J.D.,MBA, CPA, of The Borek Group, LLC and special counsel to Elville and Associates covers the following issues …

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Donate Your Used or Unwanted Musical Instruments to the Elville Center Today!

By:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Executive Director – Elville Center for the Creative Arts, Inc. Do you have an instrument taking up space in a closet or attic not being used anymore?  Perhaps your son or daughter has moved on to other activities and their instrument could use a good home! As the fall semester in …

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