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Estate and Trust Administration – Possibly the Most Important Element of the Attorney-Client Relationship in Terms of Support and Guidance

By:  Stephen R. Elville – Principal and Lead Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C.   Many couples and individuals consider the support and guidance their chosen fiduciaries will need to receive and have access to from their estate planning attorney after their deaths for the administration of their trust or estate as the most important …

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The Imperative Need to Update Your Estate Planning to Reflect Your Goals – with an Educational Component

By:  Stephen R. Elville – Principal and Lead Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C.   In yesterday’s Time to Think blog, we talked about providing for the possibility of a trust protector, a special fiduciary that adds dimension and flexibility to an estate plan.  This brings to mind the issue of also providing for the …

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How to Provide for a Trust Protector in Your Estate Planning

By:  Stephen R. Elville – Principal and Lead Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C. In yesterday‘s Time to Think blog, we discussed how the inclusion of a Trust Protector provision as part of your estate plan can provide scope, depth, flexibility, beneficiary protection, and more.  You can provide for a Trust Protector in your estate planning, elder …

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Estate Planning Is Not “Permanent,” But a Continuous Process

By: Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M. – Principal and Lead Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C.   Most people approach estate planning as an important but long-put-off project. A natural tendency in this process is to view the planning as ”permanent” and ”forever”. This is a mistake and actually represents the first step towards plan …

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Governor Hogan’s Authorization of the Remote Notarization of Documents

By:  Stephen R. Elville, Principal and Lead Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C.   “The issue of how important legal documents can be notarized during the COVID-19 emergency has been resolved.  Yesterday Governor Hogan waived the requirement of in-person notarization of documents and authorized the remote notarization of documents.  This important pronouncement means that the …

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Ensure You’re Educated About These Three Aspects of Incapacity Planning

By:  Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M. – President and Principal Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C.   Over the past several days many people have asked “what is important right now regarding estate planning/elder law and the coronavirus?” Although there are many responses to this question, and I am releasing a new article on this …

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Three Action Items That Are Important to You Estate Planning Right Now

By: Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M. – President and Principal Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C.   What’s important right now for your estate planning?  In short, three (3) things:  locate all original documents – wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, memorandums – and review them for accuracy and any needed changes; revise …

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Estate Planning and the Rewards of Peace of Mind, Clarity and Certainty

By: Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M. – President and Principal Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C. The process of estate planning is confusing and ambiguous for some people, and a real obstacle for others. No one really enjoys sitting down and discussing end-of-life issues or incapacity issues, let alone the sharing of personal information with a …

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