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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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 Texas disability attorney today for help.
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Monday, February 22, 2021

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 is hard to get disability in Texas.
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

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.

Even people with a significant illness or injury that prevents them from working can get denied benefits on the initial application if they do not know the intricacies of the substantive rules and the administrative process. There are multiple levels of appeal available, but working with a Texas disability attorney beginning early in the process can make things go smoother and get your benefits to you without the delays of appeals caused by failing to provide all the necessary information and documents.
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Monday, January 25, 2021

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 and exhausting, leaving many to question, “Just how long does the disability appeals process take, and exactly when can I get my Social Security Disability money?”

Hiring an experienced Texas disability attorney to navigate the appeals process offers peace of mind and a best-case scenario for winning your SS disability benefits case.

Help, My SSD Claim was Denied!

When you receive a notice of denied SSD benefits, it’s not the time to give up, but you don’t have time to waste. You have the right to file an appeal of a denied claim; however, your request must be made Read more . . .


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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 specific objectives.
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Monday, December 21, 2020

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 relies on intestate laws to determine how to distribute the decedent's estate. Probate is often both lengthy and costly, but there are options for avoiding probate.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

How Much Does It Cost to Appeal a Social Security Disability Denial in Texas?


Usually, you do not have to pay attorney fees out of your own pocket when you appeal a denial of your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays your lawyer directly out of the past-due amount when you win your case.

A Texas Social Security appeals attorney can review your case and handle an appeal if the SSA wrongfully denied your application for Social Security Disability Benefits.
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Friday, November 20, 2020

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 and goals without running afoul of the HIPAA regulations.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

What Will Cause Your Social Security Disability Benefits to Stop?


Once the Social Security Administration approves your Social Security disability benefits, you may continue to receive disability benefits indefinitely. However, some events can cause your disability benefits to stop. If your Social Security disability benefits stop, a Texas disability attorney may help you get your benefits restarted if a mistake or error caused your benefits to stop.
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Friday, October 23, 2020

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. To make the proper estate planning decision for your family, Texas trusts attorneys strongly encourage you to consider not only the aforementioned trust benefits but also a few common disadvantages associated with trusts.

What are the Disadvantages of a Trust?

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Friday, September 25, 2020

What Happens to My Estate if I Die Without Heirs?


What happens to your estate if you die without heirs in Texas will depend on whether you had estate planning documents or not. If you had a will or living trust agreement, your money and assets would get distributed according to the terms of those papers. If you did not have a will or living trust, you are intestate, and our state’s intestacy laws will determine who gets your estate.

Although it is rare, it is possible for the state of Texas to get everything that you left behind through intestacy. A Read more . . .


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