"[Evan's] advice is both well thought out and thoroughly researched. His explanations of complicated subjects are always easy to understand and his patience in answering questions was greatly appreciated."
- Ed Finn, President of Metro Managed IT
Welcome to the Farr Law Firm, home of Certified Elder Law Attorney* Evan H. Farr, creator of the Living Trust Plus™ and one of the leading Elder Law Attorneys in Virginia and foremost legal authorities in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts. Our firm is dedicated to helping protect seniors and their families by preserving dignity, quality of life, and financial security.
Evan is also a National Best Selling Authorwith the release of Protect & Defend, a book Evan authored with a host of other top attorneys across the country. Evan also recently released the Nursing Home Survival Guide, which provides valuable information and guidance to families dealing with the possibility of nursing home care and struggling to make the best decisions for themselves or their loves ones. This book is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. To learn more about all of Evan’s books, click on the button on the right-hand side of the screen labeled, “Evan's Books.”
Click the video screen to watch a 7-minute Educational Video about Elder Law and Medicaid Asset Protection Planning, featuring Evan Farr This video, commissioned by AARP as part of the National Business Series, has been seen on Public Television stations throughout the U.S. A shorter, 2-minute version of this video, also featuring Evan Farr, has been seen on MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN.
Using a holistic and often proprietary approach, our firm uses a vast knowledge, understanding, and deep respect of the elderly to help our elderly clients obtain the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost, which typically involves protecting assets in order to become eligible to have Medicaid and/or Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits pay for the appropriate level of care -- be it home health care, assisted living care, or nursing home care.
Unfortunately, Medicaid eligibility rules are the most complex and confusing maze of legal rules in existence. The United States Supreme Court has called the Medicaid laws "an aggravated assault on the English language, resistant to attempts to understand it." Schweiker v. Gray Panthers, 453 U.S. 34, 43 (1981). The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (just below the U.S. Supreme Court), in a case arising out of Virginia, has called the Medicaid Act one of the "most completely impenetrable texts within human experience" and "dense reading of the most tortuous kind." Rehab. Association of Virginia v. Kozlowski, 42 F.3d 1444, 1450 (4th Cir. 1994). Veteran's Aid and Attendance rules are likewise also exceedingly complicated and often treacherous to navigate.
Let Evan Farr and the Farr Law Firm provide you with expert and experienced asset protection planning and in-depth representation in connection with Medicaid and Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits, so you don't wind up possible spending your entire life savings on long-term care, unnecessarily jeopardizing your future care and well-being, as well as the financial security of your family.
*Virginia has no procedure for approving certifying organizations.
In practice since 1987, Evan Farr is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law attorneys in Virginia and one of foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts.
Evan Farr has been quoted or cited as an expert by numerous sources, including the Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Trusts & Estates Magazine, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Bar Association, and has been featured as a guest speaker on numerous radio shows, including WTOP and Washington Post Radio.
Evan has been named by SuperLawyers.comas one of the top 5% of Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys in Virginia every year since 2007, and in the Washington, DC Metro Area every year since 2008. In 2011, Evan was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area, by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the Northern Virginia area, and by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the country.
Evan is a nationally renowned author and frequent educator of attorneys across the U.S. As an expert to the experts, Evan has educated tens of thousands of attorneys across the country through speaking and writing for numerous national legal organizations.As an As an expert to the experts, Evan has educated tens of thousands of attorneys across the country through speaking and writing for organizations such as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, the National Constitution Center, myLaw CLE, the National Business Institute, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Continuing Legal Education, and the District of Columbia Bar Association. His publications include a popular book entitled The Virginia Nursing Home Survival Guide, pictured below and available through Amazon, numerous articles that have appeared in the popular press, and numerous scholarly publications for the legal profession, including two legal treatises published by and available through ALI-ABA: Planning and Defending Asset Protection Trusts and Trusts for Senior Citizens, both pictured below.
♦ Fundamentals of Elder Law (NBI, 2007) ♦ Paying for Long-Term Care (NBI, 2007) ♦ Medicaid Practice and Appeals (NBI, 2007) ♦ Virginia Medicaid Waiver (NBI, 2007) ♦ Asset Protection Using Trusts (NBI, 2007) ♦ Trigger Provisions Creating Special Needs Trusts (NAELA, 2007) ♦ Long-Term Care Insurance: What Is It and Who Needs It? (Virginia CLE, 2008) ♦ Funding a Special Needs Trust: How Much is Enough? (NAELA, 2008) ♦ Demystifying Asset Protection Vehicles: The Use of Trusts in Asset Protection Planning (NBI 2008) ♦ Asset Protection For The Middle Class: Income-Only Trusts & Medicaid Asset Protection (ALI-ABA 2009) ♦ Planning and Defending Asset-Protection Trusts (ALI-ABA 2009) ♦ Asset Protection for the Middle Class: Using Income-Only Trusts for True Asset Protection (ALI-ABA 2009) ♦ Planning and Using Income-Only Trusts for Medicaid and Traditional Asset Protection (NBI 2009) ♦ Using Income Only Trusts to Qualify for Public Benefits (NAELA, 2009) ♦ Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid (NBI 2010) ♦ Estate Planning for Client with Chronic Illness (Univ. of Richmond 2010) ♦ Qualifying for Medicaid Long-Term Care Programs and Preserving Family Assets (NBI 2010) ♦ Asset Protection for the Middle Class: Strategies for Estate Planners (National Constitution Center 2010) ♦ Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid (VAELA 2011) ♦ Strategies for Non-Married Crisis Planning (NAELA 2011)
♦ College: University of Pennsylvania, 1984 ♦ Law School: College of William & Mary, 1987
In his free time, Evan enjoys reading (especially publications of a spiritual nature), playing racquetball, serving as a Scout leader and archery coach, and spending time with his son,his fiancee, Jeannie, and their menagerie of furry critters.
The Farr Law Firm helps individuals and families in all counties and Cities in Virginia (Accomack, Albemarle, Alexandria, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Manassas, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wise, Wythe, York), all counties in Maryland, and the District of Columbia.