Evan H. Farr Law Firm, P.C.

Evan H. Farr, CELA, CEA
Certified Elder Law Attorney & Certified Estate Advisor
10640 Main St., Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030

Evan H. Farr has served since 1987 as a trusted advisor for parents who have children with disabilities. The only attorney in Virginia who is both a Certified Elder Law Attorney and Certified Estate Advisor, Evan has been named by SuperLawyers.com as 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. Evan has a special section of his website – www.VirginiaSpecialNeeds.com – dedicated to Special Needs Planning, and he conducts frequent seminars on Special Needs Planning, including an annual seminar for the Loudoun County Parent Resource Center .

Five common questions that the Farr Law Firm helps parents resolve are:

Whether to obtain Guardianship at age 18, or have your child sign a Power of Attorney
What type(s) of Special Needs Trust(s) should be established, and when
How to provide funds to benefit your child without sacrificing vital public benefits
How to ensure siblings are not over- burdened when you’re no longer around
How to protect your assets and distribute your estate fairly after your death
How to ensure you have enough money to meet the needs of your disabled child

The Farr Law Firm is a unique firm that strives to work with families to fulfill short-term needs and achieve long-term solutions. The firm understands that legal solutions that work today may not work tomorrow, and that public benefit programs are constantly evolving and changing.

The Farr Law Firm can provide solutions to the five common questions presented above. Solutions can be achieved through preparation of legal instruments, for example:

The “Supplemental Needs” or “Special Needs” Trust
These trusts serve two very important purposes. First, they allow a parent to manage the funds of someone with a disability, even after they exceed the age of 18. Second, they allow the individual with special needs to maintain and preserve eligibility for public benefits, to the maximum extent allowed by law.

The reason an experienced and dedicated attorney is necessary for clients who wish to plan for their disabled (or special needs) child, is that each public benefit program has its own rules. As a result, the attorney you select must understand the varying rules and policies regarding drafting, funding, and administration of the trust.

The Child Protection Plan
This set of legal documents is a plan designed to address your child’s needs upon your death or incapacity.

With a Child Protection Plan, you can ensure that relatives or trusted friends will properly care for your child instead of the government. If the police don’t have adequate instructions from you, your child might end up in Foster Care. By utilizing the combined effectiveness of an Appointment of Temporary Guardian, a Parental Consent for Medical Treatment form, and a Medical Information form, you can have peace of mind should the unthinkable occur.

The Farr Law Firm invites you to discuss your potential Special Needs Planning solutions. Just call 703-691-1888 to schedule a free initial consultation.


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