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Thursday, June 25, 2020

4 Things to Know About Incapacity Planning


College plans. Retirement plans. Estate plans. At every corner, it seems like there is something to plan. For most, planning ahead for life’s changes offers security that we are taking care of ourselves and our loved ones through advanced preparation.
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Monday, June 22, 2020

Is Your Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder a Disability?


SSDI claims involving emotional disorders are some of the most difficult and complex cases that a Texas social security disability attorney handles. The Social Security Administration (SSA) can approve individuals for disability benefits based on emotional disorders. However, the process can be frustrating because individuals are required to prove that the emotional disorder is so severe that it prevents them from working.
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Monday, May 18, 2020

Are Pet Trusts Available in Texas?


Yes, Texas law does allow people to plan for the care of their pets through pet trusts and other estate planning tools. A Texas pet trusts attorney can help you create the right documents to ensure that your beloved cats, dogs, and other pets will have the care they need in the event of an emergency and down the road, if your pets outlive you.

Pet Trusts in Texas

You have the option to provide for your pets in a traditional trust or a special type of legal device called a statutory pet trust.
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Friday, May 15, 2020

How Can I Transfer My Assets to Charity When I Die?


Texans give generously to others during life and through their estates when they die. If you want to support charities as part of your estate plan, you have several options. The best choice will depend on several factors, like the type of asset that you wish to leave to the charity. One or more of the possible options will likely be a good fit for your wishes and circumstances. A Read more . . .


Friday, April 17, 2020

Using Trusts for Minors in Estate Planning


Minors cannot receive inheritances or property. Therefore, it is important to include provisions with an estate plan for a minor’s interest. Trusts are excellent tools for managing a minor’s interest in an estate until the minor is an adult. A


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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Texas Disability Hearing Statistics That Will Shock You


If your application for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits got denied or you received less than you think you deserve, you can challenge the decision and request a hearing. The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) conducts the hearings at seven different locations in Texas.

Although Texas law does not force you to work with a Texas Social Security attorney, it can be a smart decision to do so.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Social Security May Use Your Social Media Posts to Deny Disability Claims


The Social Security Administration (SSA) already uses Facebook and other social media feeds selectively if they suspect fraud in an individual’s application for disability benefits. The SSA might start using this tactic routinely or regularly when evaluating claims. A Texas social security disability attorney can help you navigate through the Social Security disability benefits process, from the initial filing through appeals of the denial of benefits.
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Friday, March 13, 2020

Three Things You Need to Know About Transfer on Death Deeds in Texas


Texas allows you to automatically transfer property upon your death without those items having to go through probate if you prepared and signed a Texas Transfer on Death (TOD) Deed. This document works like a TOD designation on a bank account. A Texas estate planning attorney can draft a TOD deed for you and answer your questions about how to use this legal vehicle in your estate plan.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Two Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Conservatorships


In Texas, a conservator (also called a guardian of the estate), handles another person’s financial matters, like paying the bills and managing the investments and other assets of the person. If an illness or injury leaves you unable to make decisions for yourself or communicate those choices, you are incapacitated.

In that situation, your family will have to go to the probate court and get a judge to declare you incompetent and appoint a conservator to take care of your financial issues. A Read more . . .


Friday, February 14, 2020

HIPAA and Estate-Planning: Three Things You Should Know in 2020


A comprehensive estate plan includes directives related to incapacity and health care. If you do not include an incapacity plan in your estate plan, your loved ones may be required to petition the court for the authority to make decisions regarding your personal care and health care. Furthermore, the court and your family members could ignore your wishes and desires unless you put them in writing now.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Reopening a Social Security Disability Claim


It can be frustrating to receive a denial of disability benefits when you know you are eligible for disability benefits. Unfortunately, you have just a short time to appeal a decision in your case or the Social Security Administration (SSA) closes your case. If the SSA closed your case, you may need to start again by filing a new application for disability benefits. However, before you do that, talk to our Read more . . .


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