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How One Thing Might Lead to Another

I was going to write a piece about pianists in the first part of the 19th century, and while doing my research, realized that one can’t really discuss this era of pianists without looking at a famous violinist. To begin, keyboard players in the baroque and classical eras were generally taught to sit straight, not …

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Client Care Program Update – the April Tax Reform Educational Event, the Summer Social Event at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, and Looking Forward to the Annual Client Event

As the Client Care Program nears its two-year anniversary, the mission of the CCP (“planning that works”) remains the same – to provide CCP members with the comfort and assurance that their estate and elder law plans will stay updated over the passage of time and that clients and their families receive the education they …

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Aging in Place Doesn’t Just Happen, It Takes a Plan

On Wednesday, May 23, I attended the McDaniel College Center for Aging’s update on Aging in Place. Not surprising, the results of a recent survey given to those over 60 indicated that over 90 percent of the aging population (which is rapidly growing) wants to age in their own home. The exciting news is that …

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The Early Retirement and Disability Decision

Determining the timing for when to retire can often be a difficult decision and it becomes even more challenging when the individual is dealing with a medical condition that interferes with their ability to work.  Most people are aware of the retirement benefits that are available to workers who have paid into Social Security, including …

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Ways to Make International Charitable Donations

By: Verena Meiser, J.D. — Partner Of all charitable donations made by Americans, only about four percent (4 %) go to good causes outside of the United States. If you have a desire to make a difference abroad with an international charitable donation, there are a number of ways you can do so and still …

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Verena Meiser Named Partner at Elville and Associates, P.C.

By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director In April 2017, Elville and Associates announced that Senior Associate, Verena Meiser, was named a Partner at the firm. Ms. Meiser joined Elville and Associates in September 2014 as a Senior Associate, and since then has played a leading role in the firm’s estate planning, estate and …

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Estate Planning for Blended Families

By: Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke, J.D. — Partner Estate planning for blended families (meaning, in this context, couples in second, third, or later marriages, where one or both spouses have children from outside the current marriage), can present unique challenges. Often, clients think that their preferences are simple, such as “I want to leave everything to …

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