The “Queen of Soul” and Other Celebrities Who Died Without a Will

Aretha Franklin, "the Queen of Soul" died on August 16, at the age of 76, from pancreatic cancer. Similar to many other celebrities as we will describe in more detail in this article, a recent court filing revealed that Franklin … [Read more...]

Edible Water to Combat Dehydration in Dementia

It’s the end of August and it’s almost Labor Day weekend. Many of us celebrate the holiday with barbecues, pool parties, and picnics in the park, enjoying the last hurrah of 90-degree weather. Unfortunately, for people with … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Retirement When a Recession is Looming

The current bull market is the second longest in history. However, the excitement over tax reform is beginning to fade somewhat. Someday our long run of economic growth could end in a damaging recession, and the way things are … [Read more...]

Should Doctors Ask Older People If They Have Guns at Home?

      Q. I took my father for his routine physical appointment last week. The doctor asked him all kinds of questions, but didn't inquire about whether he owns a gun. He actually owns three guns, and I'm … [Read more...]

Recent Law Expands Coverage of Chronic Care Through Medicare

Q. My wife and I are considering moving to a home in a more rural part of the area, with more land and less traffic. It has been her dream to live away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia for quite a while, but to … [Read more...]

Is Medicare Going Broke?

Q. I was reading the news online, as I do every morning, and saw the headline, "Medicare to go broke three years earlier than expected, trustees say". This is alarming to me. Is it true? A. Earlier this month, the Medicare … [Read more...]

The Ecosystem of Family Caregiving

Q. My family is new to caregiving, and we're trying to figure out how to best support each other, but it seems like a tangled web. For instance, I am divorced, but I have a son who can help with practical responsibilities as I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Estate Planning Services Tax Deductible?

  Dear Saki and Alley, It is November and the end of the year is drawing near. Every year, at around this time, I begin paying close attention to tax deductions. I was wondering, if I use your firm to do my estate planning … [Read more...]

Halloween Can Be Scary for those with Dementia

Q. My mother-in-law has dementia and lives at home with a caregiver to assist her with activities of daily living. Before she was diagnosed, she loved Halloween, especially all the decorations, seeing the grandchildren dressed up … [Read more...]

Farr Law Firm is Expanding to Help More Clients in More Areas!

We have two very special announcements to make . . . we are now handling Social Security Disability Claims and we now have an office in DC to meet with residents of the District of Columbia. Farr Law Firm Now Handling Social … [Read more...]