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After 40 Years, “Widows Tax” is Finally Eliminated

Q. My friend, Kim, lost her husband Brian in a helicopter crash in Iraq 15 years ago while he was serving our country. After he died, she was told that she would have to forfeit benefits that her husband had paid into for years, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New VA Training Effort Launched for Providers and Caregivers of Veterans

Dear Ernie and Jannette, I am a caregiver for my husband, an army veteran named Steve. He gets regular treatment for a mild traumatic brain injury and for persistent migraines. He has countless appointments through our local … [Read more...]

An Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Clients and Friends, As a valued member of the Farr Law Firm family, I appreciate the trust you place in our law firm. I understand that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is worrisome to many in our community, country, and … [Read more...]

Coronavirus in DC Area and Other Illnesses that Cause People to Cough: What it Means for Seniors

Cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are starting to appear in the DC metro area. So far, 9 people in our area have tested positive for the virus, including an 80+ year old man from Fairfax City, after traveling home from a Nile … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: End-of-Life Doula Shares Advice on Talking About Death and Dying

Dear Magic, I just found out that a close friend of mine’s mother has terminal cancer. My friend often wants to talk about it, and I try to be a listening ear. Sometimes she asks me for advice, and to tell you the truth, I … [Read more...]

When Medical Aid in Dying is Legal, But Still Not Accessible

Q. I recently attended my 50th high school reunion and connected with several teammates with whom I played varsity basketball. I heard about a teammate who had terminal cancer who wanted to die on his own terms. Although death … [Read more...]

Easing Tax Time for Seniors

Erin loves the winter season in the DC area. She enjoys the brisk weather and the beauty that surrounds her, especially when the ground and the trees are covered with a light dusting of snow. She celebrates three of her … [Read more...]