Articles by Evan H. Farr, CELA, CAP

About Evan H Farr, CELA, CAP

Evan H. Farr is a 4-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning. In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is one of approximately 100 members of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.

Staying Optimistic After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Greg O’Brien is an award-winning investigative reporter who’s written for many national and regional publications, including The Washington Post. He was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 59 after a traumatic … [Read more...]

What the New Enhanced Auditing of Medicare Advantage Means for You

Q. I remember reading in one of your articles this past fall that some of the largest Medicare Advantage insurers are submitting inflated bills and that it’s one of the reasons everything is so much more expensive for plan … [Read more...]

Using LLCs and Asset Protection Trusts for Asset Protection of Rental Property

Q. I own a rental property in Springfield, Virginia, that's just in my name. I heard the best way to protect my assets, should I be subject to a lawsuit, is by creating an LLC for my rental and deeding the house to the LLC. But I … [Read more...]

FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug That Slows Progression of the Disease

On January 6, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration approved the new Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab, which has been shown in clinical trials to slow cognitive decline in patients with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

SECURE 2.0: The Biggest Changes for Retirement Savings in 15 Years!

Q. I heard that SECURE 2.0 was recently passed. It supposedly has provisions that make it easier to set aside money for unexpected emergency expenses. I also heard that it will not only help people avoid a short-term money … [Read more...]

How Caregiving Can Heal a Relationship

Lori Grinker, a photojournalist and professor at New York University's Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute, was never close to her mother, Audrey. Their relationship had been strained when Lori’s parents got divorced and when her … [Read more...]

How to Put a Stop to Illegal Nursing Home Debt Collection Tactics

Q. Happy New Year! My mother has dementia, and we are looking into nursing home options. I had lunch with a friend today, and she told me a horror story that involved debt collectors. My friend was surprised and incredibly upset … [Read more...]

Our 22 Top Articles of 2022

Those who read our newsletter or follow our blog know that we covered a lot of ground this past year. The COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency has been in place for more than two and a half years at this time, and although … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays From The Farr Law Firm!

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Farr Law Firm Staff Participates in Food for Others Power Pack Program

As the days get colder and the holidays are upon us, we are reminded that many families across the DC Metro area are facing a stark reality. For thousands of families in DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland ― as well as millions … [Read more...]

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