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August Is ABLE to Save Month!

August is national ABLE to Save Month! We are celebrating the Maryland ABLE program during ABLE to Save Month, which makes it possible for Marylanders with disabilities to have greater independence and financial stability. A Maryland ABLE account can change the way people with disabilities and their families participate in the community, build financial wellness, …

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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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Potential 2021-2022 Tax Increases – What You Should Know and What You Can Do About Them

By: Stephen R. Elville – Managing Principal and Lead Attorney with Elville and Associates, P.C. At the outset, you should understand that my purpose here is to alert clients, professional advisors, and others that the following information should be given credence and thoughtful consideration for the protection of assets, inheritances, and your general legacy, all …

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The State of “Us” (the Heroes)

A Message from Elville and Associates’ Managing Principal and Lead Attorney Stephen R. Elville Surely our times are challenging. History teaches us that during the punishing winter of 1776, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, The Crisis, intended to bolster the willpower and determination of George Washington’s soldiers, many of whom were ready to quit, changed the course …

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Tax Provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan of 2021 is designed to provide economic relief to millions of Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to “stimulus” payments, the Plan includes several lesser-known tax provisions. Understanding how they may affect you can help your income tax planning and withholdings in 2021 and beyond. Tax Changes …

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