Critter Corner: How Can I Get Organized and File Taxes Earlier this Year?

Dear Angel, Tax season is upon us, and I heard that it may take longer to get tax refunds this year. I am not the most organized person in the world, but want to make sure I am prepared earlier than usual this year since I … [Read more...]

How Do Medical Foster Homes Work for a Veteran’s Care?

Q. My father is a U.S. Army veteran in need of more care than we can provide for him in our home. He’s not sure he is ready to go to a nursing home yet. Does the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) offer any programs for … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is Homemaker Home Health Aide Care for Veterans?

Dear Hayek, My mother is a U.S. Navy veteran and we can use some caregiving assistance in her home. Can you tell me a little more about the VA’s Homemaker Home Health Aide Care program? Thanks for your help! Karen … [Read more...]

Farr Law Firm Now Filing Tax Returns for Our Clients

Q. My sister and her husband set up an irrevocable asset protection trust with your firm as part of their estate planning. She was trying to explain this type of trust to me, but I still don’t understand, so I signed up for one of … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Farr Law Firm Now Filing Estate Tax Returns and Gift Tax Returns — What You Need to Know

Dear Oakley, My father died last year at the age of 95, and my mother is still alive, but she’s in an assisted living facility suffering from pretty significant memory loss. I’m wondering if you can tell me whether I need to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Can I Get a Free At-Home COVID-19 Test if I’m on Medicare?

Dear Hayek, My daughter was convinced that she had the omicron variant of COVID-19 last month but couldn’t get a test at any of the local pharmacies because they were sold out everywhere. It turns out she had to wait a few days … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Cats a Good Idea for Families with Children Who Have Autism? And Is It Good for the Cat?

Dear Angel, My son has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and we are thinking of getting a family pet. I read somewhere that adding a cat to the family might be good for a child with autism. This is making us think of adopting a cat … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Can I Expect from Social Security in 2022? 

Dear Oakley,  Happy New Year! I remember reading that the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment was at a record high for 2022. Are there any other important things I should know about Social Security this year? Thanks for … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Health Savings Account (HSA) After You Die?

Dear Angel, I contribute to a Health Savings Account regularly for prescriptions, medical appointments, supplies, and other medical expenses that aren’t otherwise covered. It ends up being a hefty amount after a while. What’s … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: SAGE Test Helps Families Test Senior Cognitive Ability

Dear Oakley, I heard that there is a test where you can identify early signs of dementia at home. Can you tell me more about it? Thanks for your help! Tess Tatthome --- Dear Tess, The SAGE test (Self-Administered … [Read more...]

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