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Social Security Disability and The Americans with Disabilities Act

October 18, 2019

By: Meghan E. McCulloch, J.D. – Partner Social Security disability (known as “SSDI”, for Social Security disability insurance) is a federal disability insurance program that provides a financial benefit to individuals who have worked and paid taxes in to Social Security, but later become unable to work due to their physical and/or mental limitations. The …

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Estate Planning Is Vital for All, Regardless of Asset Level

Estate Planning Is Vital for All, Regardless of Asset Level

October 15, 2019

By: Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke, J.D. – Partner Are you over the age of 18? Is your autonomy important to you – your ability to make decisions for yourself? If you ever lost that ability – ever lost the mental capacity – to make decisions for yourself, is it important to you that you personally select …

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Elville and Associates to Host Series of Estate Planning Workshops October 22nd – 24th in Columbia/Ellicott City

September 23, 2019

By – Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director –, 443-393-7696 x117, @elvilleassoc   WHEN and WHERE — CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THREE DATES: Tuesday, October 22nd — 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center — 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044 Wednesday, October 23rd — 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Turf …

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Exceptions to the Early Withdrawal Penalty for IRAs, 401(k)s, and Other Qualified Plans

August 20, 2019

Authored by: Stephen R. Elville, Esq. — 443-393-7696,, @elvilleassoc   Individual Retirement Accounts, 401(k)s, and other qualified plans allow an employee to shelter his or her retirement savings, tax-free, until retirement. When an employee withdraws funds from his IRA or 401(k), the amount withdrawn is considered taxable income. Because of this favorable tax treatment, …

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Elville and Associates and the Institute on HealthCare Directives Partner to Offer MIDEO® to Firm’s Clients

August 13, 2019

    By:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer — Community Relations Director —, 443-393-7696, @elvilleassoc Columbia, MD – In the first-of-its-kind partnership in the country, Elville and Associates, P.C., an estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning law firm based in Columbia, Maryland, and the Institute on Healthcare Directives have partnered to offer MIDEO® (My …

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The Future of Pro Bono in Maryland

April 12, 2019

As Originally Appeared in the May 2018 edition of the Bar Bulletin of the Maryland State Bar Association Authored by:  Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke, Partner at Elville and Associates; Melinda Fithen, Associate with Venable LLP; and Brian Weeks, Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings There is a boom in the number of lawyers …

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Elville and Associates Partners with Maryland ABLE to Offer Special Needs Planning Workshop to Harbour School at Annapolis Parents

February 6, 2019

By:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director,, 443-393-7696 On Thursday, January 24th, for a fourth consecutive year families of students at the Harbour School at Annapolis came out to listen to Elville and Associates’ principal Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M., present a far-reaching discussion about “What Families Need to Know About Planning for …

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