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Nursing Home Residents Face Even Greater Barriers to Voting Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced nursing homes to place a number of restrictions on their residents. These constraints are having the unintended consequence of making it more difficult for nursing home residents to vote.  Hundreds of thousands of nursing home and assisted living community residents could be disenfranchised. Older Americans are some of the most reliable voters, but …

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An Elder Law Consultation – A Way to Seek Guidance and Become Empowered

By: Stephen R. Elville — President and Principal Attorney of Elville and Associates, P.C. For most aging singles and couples, it is important to become educated about elder law-related matters as a practical necessity. But how does one become educated regarding this all too often mysterious, ambiguous, and esoteric subject matter? The following fictitious but all too …

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Caregivers Are Getting Younger, Making Planning for Long-Term Care Even More Important

As baby boomers age, more and more millennials are becoming caregivers. Many are taking on this role while just getting started in their own lives, leading to difficult decisions about priorities. Proper planning can help them navigate this terrain. The term “sandwich generation” was coined to refer to baby boomers who were taking care of …

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Eight Tips for Having “The Talk” about Estate Planning with Elderly Parents

Talking about estate planning is a difficult, emotional topic but it’s essential for every family. Unless you’re certain your parents have an up-to-date will and a wider plan for what should happen in the event of their passing, you shouldn’t assume everything will be taken care of. According to a 2017 survey, less than half …

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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 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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