What Does a Disability Attorney Do?

Texans suffering a work-ending injury or disability face many concerns, with fears about meeting even basic living expenses high among them. Fortunately, government programs and private insurance can offer much-needed financial relief to permanently injured or disabled Texas residents. If you are injured or disabled and can no longer work, reach out to a...
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Is It Hard to Get Disability in Texas?

It can be challenging to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, whether you live in Texas or any other state. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers both programs and denies most initial claims. A Texas disability attorney can answer your questions, including whether, in your situation, it...
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What Is the Most Approved Disability?

Hundreds of different physical or mental health issues can make a person eligible for disability benefits if the condition meets the severity test and other requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, not all disabilities are approved immediately by the SSA. Even people with a significant illness or...
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How Long Does the Disability Appeals Process Take?

Would it surprise you to learn that many Texas SS disability claims are initially rejected? Even valid claims? This happens for a variety of reasons, though most often for missing information and insufficient evidence. If your disability claim is rejected, all is not lost. You can appeal your claim, but the process is complicated...
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Top 5 Types of Trusts

Once regarded as an estate planning tool for only the ultra-rich, trusts have gained popularity among Texans of varied social and economic standing. There are many different types of trusts, each providing various advantages. Texas estate planning attorneys regularly help clients of all circumstances determine which type of trust will best meet their...
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What Are My Options for Avoiding Probate?

The loss of a loved one exacts a heavy toll, and is particularly overwhelming when complicated by probate, the legal process whereby a decedent’s estate is administered to a clearly written will makes it easier for probate courts to distribute assets and resolve disputes. If a person dies without a will, the probate court...
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HIPAA Issues in Estate Planning

Congress intended the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 to protect people from invasions of their privacy about their medical records. Unfortunately, the well-intentioned legislation created HIPAA issues in estate planning. A Texas estate planning attorney can explain these problems and craft an estate plan that will meet your needs...
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What Are the Disadvantages of a Trust?

Trusts have become an increasingly popular estate planning tool. Individuals with significant assets and complex family dynamics favor trusts to avoid the expense, public record, and protracted probate process. However, as attractive as trusts can be for some, they aren’t the right choice for everyone and there can be disadvantages. To make the proper...
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