Thursday, May 16, 2019

Why Activities of Daily Living are so Important to your Social Security Disability Claim?

All sections of your application for Social Security disability are important. The additional forms the Social Security Administration requires you to complete are equally as important. An error or incomplete information on any portion of the forms could result in unnecessary delays or denial of disability benefits. 

For this reason, some people turn to a
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

How Long Does Probate Take?

Many different factors will affect how long probate will take in Texas, but the short answer is that probate is not usually a fast process. Probate involves many steps, and each phase can take weeks or months, even years. To determine how long your loved one’s probate process will take, you must speak with an experienced Texas probate lawyer.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Can I Create a Trust for my Pet?

For many people, their pets are a member of their family. They refer to them as their “four-legged children” or their “fur babies.” For many individuals, planning for their pet’s care after their death is an import element of estate planning. However, pets cannot inherit money or property. Therefore, if you want to provide for your pet’s care after your death, you may want to consult a
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Seven Essential Estate Planning Documents

Estate planning may not be a high priority for many people, but it should be for several reasons. A comprehensive estate plan helps you protect your property and provide for your heirs during and after your lifetime. Your estate planning documents also allow you to remain in control of important financial and medical decisions if you become incapacitated. Meeting with a

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Monday, March 11, 2019

What are the Most Common Types of Trusts?

People often use trusts as part of an estate plan. These arrangements can reduce your estate taxes and offer additional benefits that you do not get with a simple will. Trusts usually do not go through probate, so your beneficiaries might get to access the assets more quickly than they could through a will.

When you set up a trust, a third party, called the trustee, holds the assets as a fiduciary for the people you designate as beneficiaries. Because trusts are usually not filed with the court, the terms of your trust remain private.
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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 . . .

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