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Robin Williams: A Life Well-Lived and an Estate Well-Planned

Q. I read your special report on “Estate Planning Mistakes of Celebrities,” demonstrating why probate is such a nightmare and lessons that can be learned from the costly mistakes of celebrities.  I appreciate all the advice on … [Read more...]

“Ice Buckets” for Veterans

Veterans Twice as Likely to get ALS Joseph, a military veteran, noticed that he was experiencing tingling and numbness in his limbs. It didn’t take long before it progressed to difficulty walking, poor hand … [Read more...]

“Hide” is a Four-Letter Word

Q. I read in USA Today about an 83-year-old man who hid $1.1 million in offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes. I have also read about others who attempt to hide their assets to qualify for Medicaid, as a way to pay for long-term … [Read more...]

Helping Seniors and Veterans from Going Hungry

After working for decades and raising four children without government assistance, Carol found herself asking for help feeding herself and her husband, Richard. Faced with health problems that prevent them from working, Carol and … [Read more...]

Evan Farr is Named to the 2015 Best Lawyers List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evan Farr, Principal Attorney at The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C. is Selected for Inclusion in 2015 Best Lawyers in America and 2015 Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers Fairfax, VA – August 18, 2014 – … [Read more...]

Overcoming Loneliness and Depression

Rest in Peace Robin Williams Q. I was absolutely devastated to hear about Comedian Robin Williams' suicide. My family is still in shock.  I have an uncle who has suffered bouts of depression over the years, and I worry about … [Read more...]

New Technology to Age-in-Place

Currently, there are 75 million baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). And, according to AARP research, more than 80% of them want to age-in-place as they get older. But how can they do so if they need family members—who … [Read more...]

New Reverse Mortgage Rules are in Effect this Week

Q. My husband, Rick, and I are considering moving after a stroke limited his mobility, because our home is not completely accessible for him. However, our house is in good repair, completely paid off, and in close proximity to our … [Read more...]

Common Misconceptions about Revocable Trusts

Recently, CNBC posted an article on their Website about the benefits of trusts, entitled “Heir Tight: The Do’s and Don'ts of Creating Rock-Solid Trusts.” The article provides some very good information about why most people should … [Read more...]

Is Social Security Going Bankrupt?

Q. In your last newsletter, you discussed the 2014 Trustees Report and the status of Medicare. You only briefly touched upon Social Security. Are there any additional details you can share about Social Security, since the Trustees … [Read more...]