Archive for the ‘Estate Planning’ Category

Mar. 24 2020

Steve’s Though of the Day

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | No Comments

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 and update all documents that require changes or updating, and check/verify all asset alignment and beneficiary designations to ensure continuity […]

Jun. 28 2019

Today’s Elville Thought of the Day

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | No Comments

Remember all that tangible personal property you keep thinking about (furniture, jewelry, silver, clothing, collections, automobiles, boats, and all other furnishings and personal belongings)? This is an excellent time to continue the thought process about the disposition of this property to your loved ones, and to be proactive, where appropriate, in conversations with family members […]

Nov. 13 2017

Tips and Advice on Planning for the Future

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Estate Planning, Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Principle Attorney of Elville and Associates, Steve Elville stopped by WBJC to speak with Jonathan Palevsky about estate planning and more.  Steve shared his experience and knowledge on the step by step process of planning for the future.

Jun. 08 2016

The Elville Center for the Creative Arts!

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | No Comments

The attorneys and staff of Elville and Associates are proud of the firm’s charitable organization – the Elville Center for the Creative Arts. Founded on June 30, 2014 by Elville and Associates’ principal and lead attorney Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M., the Elville Center is a 501(c)(iii) non-profit corporation that partners with local and regional […]

May. 19 2016

The Elville Center Helps Bring Music to The Children’s Home

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | 1 Comment

By:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Director,, 443-393-7696 In March, The Elville Center developed a relationship with a truly unique organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people in its community, The Children’s Home in Catonsville.  Established in 1863, The Children’s Home (TCH) is a non-profit residential care facility that provides services […]

Apr. 13 2016

Asset Preservation in the Long-Term Care Context

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | No Comments

Authored by:  Stephen R. Elville, Esq. – Elville and Associates, P.C. – 443-393-7696,, Asset protection takes different forms depending on the situation.  During lifetime, with the exception of domestic asset protection jurisdictions such as Delaware, Nevada, Alaska, South Dakota, Wyoming, and approximately nine (9) others, asset protection is difficult to achieve, except in […]

Apr. 04 2016

Back to the Basics: Trusts for Minors

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | No Comments

By:  Matthew F. Penater, Esq., Partner – Elville and Associates,, 443-393-7696   The first time most people think about getting a Will is when they have their first child.  The common thought is “Who will raise our kids should both parents pass away?”  This is a legitimate and serious concern.  Naming a person or […]

Oct. 05 2015

Why Do We Need an Estate Plan?

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | No Comments

Authored by:  Matthew F. Penater, Partner – Elville and Associates Why do we need an estate plan?  Really, why do we need to put our energy into reviewing our assets, hiring an estate planning attorney, making potentially difficult decisions about life-changing events, and talking about our ultimate demise?  Because, as my college Ethics professor said, […]

Sep. 08 2015

Why We Ask Your Son or Daughter to Leave the Room When You Are Signing

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | No Comments

By David A. (Andy) Hall, Esq. The sad reality that even with the best prepared estate plan there can be instances where a family member, or some other individual challenges your will after your death.  Often times, if you have enough resources to carefully prepare your estate plan, then you have enough resources for descendants […]

Aug. 04 2015

Should Trust Funds Be Distributed to Beneficiaries at Certain Ages?

By Steve Elville | Posted in Estate Planning | No Comments

By: Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke, Esq. – Elville and Associates – 443-393-7696,   A common understanding of testamentary trusts (that is, trusts that come into existence after a testator’s death in order to hold the assets inherited by a beneficiary) is that the beneficiary of a trust will receive her trust funds at a particular […]