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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Can you work part-time while on Social Security Disability?


Social Security disability pays benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of a qualifying disability. Workers who become disabled may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Low-income individuals who are disabled may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Under both disability programs, you may work part-time and still receive benefits under some circumstances. A


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Five Reasons You Should Plan for Incapacity


Many people consider estate planning as a way to ensure their wishes are carried out upon their death. However, estate planning also includes incapacity planning. Our Texas incapacity planning lawyers discuss reasons you need to plan for incapacity in this article, as well as the legal documents that can protect you and your family in the event you are unable to care for yourself or make financial decisions for yourself.
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Seven Reasons Your Social Security Disability Application Was Denied


You can apply for Social Security disability benefits through the SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) Program or the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Program. Both programs require individuals to complete a detailed disability application. The disability application provides essential information that the SSA requires to determine if an individual is entitled to receive Social Security disability benefits.


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Friday, January 25, 2019

What is the difference between a transfer on death deed and a Ladybird Deed?


Texas property owners have two options for transferring property to another person to avoid property. In addition to the Ladybird Deed, Texas lawmakers enacted laws creating a Transfer on Death Deed in 2015. However, each of these deeds has specific requirements and advantages. Before utilizing a Ladybird deed or a Transfer on Death Deed, you may want to consult a Read more . . .


Thursday, December 27, 2018

How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability in Texas?


If you are unable to work because of an impairment or disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The Social Security disability insurance program is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). As you work, you pay a portion of your wages into the system through FICA taxes. The amount you may receive for disability benefits is based on your average earnings as you paid into the Social Security system. If you have questions about how much you may receive in Social Security benefits, you can consult with aRead more . . .


Saturday, December 22, 2018

What Can a Special Needs Trust be Used For?


A Special Needs Trust can be used during your lifetime to provide for a loved one with special needs. The trust may also be used after your death to protect your loved one’s inheritance while providing for the needs of your loved one. These types of trusts can be complex, and the consequences for getting it wrong – dire. It is best to work with an experienced Read more . . .


Friday, November 16, 2018

What to Expect at Your SSDI Hearing

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a complex and lengthy process. Some individuals are denied multiple times and forced to appeal the denials before they are granted disability benefits. You may be required to appear before an Administrative Law Judge if your SSDI application is denied. Even though the hearing may be less formal than hearings in other courts, hiring a Texas disability hearing lawyer can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that could result in a denial of your SSDI benefits.


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

When Should You Review Your Estate Plan?

If you have a comprehensive estate plan, you are one step ahead of many people. However, drafting and executing an estate plan is only the first step in protecting your future, your family, and your property. You need to periodically review your estate plan with your Texas estate-planning lawyer to ensure the plan still represents your wishes and desires.

Furthermore, changes in your life, your financial status, and various laws may require modifications of your estate plan. Failing to review your estate plan periodically may result in your loved ones facing situations after your death that you tried to avoid by drafting an estate plan. All your hard work in developing a comprehensive estate plan could go to waste if you do not invest the time necessary to review the plan periodically.


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Friday, October 26, 2018

Three Common Myths About Avoiding Conservatorship


It is easy to confuse the role of a guardian and a conservator if you are not a Texas conservatorship lawyer or someone who is familiar with the Texas Estate Code. A guardian is appointed to make decisions regarding health care, living arrangements, and other non-monetary decisions for a minor or an adult who is judge incapacitated. A guardian may also be referred to as a conservator of the person.
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

5 Probate Mistakes That Can Cost You Dearly

When it comes to estate-planning, it’s usually a good idea to create documents that allow you to avoid probate. There are a number of really good reasons to avoid probate, from tax savings, time savings, and of course, privacy. However, there are times when probate is unavoidable, and when that happens, whomever is left to administer the estate needs to know how to proceed, so that critical mistakes aren’t made. For most people, using the services of an experienced probate lawyer saves them time, money and heartache.


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Seven Estate Planning Tips for Business Owners

Planning for your death or incapacitation may not be the most appealing task on your to-do list; however, it is very important to make time to work with a Texas estate planning lawyer, especially if you own a business. Failing to develop an estate plan can create serious problems for your family and your business. Your business is probably one of the biggest assets you own.


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