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Know the Signs of Elder Abuse and Report It if Necessary

By:  Jill Rosner, R.N., B.S.N. – Guest Contributor – Rosner Healthcare Navigation On June 15, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Communities across the world participated in activities to bring awareness to a problem that faces many elders and oftentimes goes unnoticed. I share information about elder abuse every year to …

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The Importance of the Family Meeting in Your Estate Planning Process

By:  Nicole T. Livingston, J.D. – Associate Attorney – nicole@elvilleassociates.com, 443-393-7696 Some clients are reluctant to share their planning with their family. You may feel the plan is private or needs to wait to be unveiled at the time of your death. Perhaps, you do not want to create tension if you chose one family …

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The SECURE Act: Ballistic Missile Alert or False Alarm

By:  Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M. – Principal Many of us remember the Hawaii ballistic missile red alert that was issued in January of 2018, the one that fortunately turned out to be a false alarm. How could such a thing happen? How could a drill go so wrong and cause so much damage? Estate …

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Elville and Associates’ Client Care Program – Providing the Highest Level of Service, Working to Exceed Every Expectation, and Offering Benefits that Matter to Our Members

By:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director As one of only fifty (50) Client Care Programs in the United States accredited by the Client Care Academy in Boston, Elville and Associates’ Client Care Program (CCP) mission is to provide Members with the comfort and assurance that their estate and elder law plans will stay …

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Case Study: Invoking the Elective Share

By:  James M. Dore, J.D. Consider the following scenario – a couple got married and had two children, a son and a daughter. After many years of marriage and raising the children into adulthood, the wife took ill and passed away. In the year following his wife’s death, the husband executed a Last Will and …

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New VA Aid & Attendance Rules as of October 18, 2018

By:  Lindsay V.R. Moss, J.D. – Partner   New rules regarding eligibility for VA pension (Aid & Attendance) were implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on October 18, 2018. The new rules are quite comprehensive, but they can also provide more opportunities to qualify for these important benefits. The major changes are outlined …

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Social Security Disability and The Americans with Disabilities Act

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. …

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Estate Planning Is Vital for All, Regardless of Asset Level

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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