Azle, Texas is a city located in Tarrant County whose residents often face legal challenges, such as obtaining disability benefits and planning their estates. Fortunately, they have access to the Law Office of Carey Thompson, PC. For over a decade, founding attorney Carey Thompson has provided clients in Azle and throughout Texas with informed representation and dependable service.
Well-versed in the eligibility requirements for Social Security Disability benefits and the complexities of trust and estate law, our legal team regularly works with individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. When you consult with us, we will take the time to understand your unique needs and work to protect your interests. Please contact our office today to learn how we can help.
How do I obtain social security disability benefits in Texas?
Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two benefit programs to individuals who cannot work due to a disabling medical condition, obtaining these benefits is difficult. There are strict eligibility requirements and the majority of initial claims are denied.
To qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, for example, you must have paid into the Social Security system and acquired sufficient work credits based on your employment history. Similarly, you must be able to demonstrate financial need to obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
In addition to these “technical” requirements, you must have a disability as that term is defined by the SSA: a qualifying medical impairment that has lasted at least one year or that is expected to result in death. Unfortunately, nearly two-thirds of the initial claimants fail to meet the technical or medical eligibility requirements. This is where the Law Office of Carey Thompson, PC comes in.
We can help you submit the disability benefits application, compile all the necessary financial and medical information to support your claim, handle your disability appeal, and advocate for you in the disability hearing. While navigating the federal bureaucracy is daunting, we will be right by your side offering you trustworthy advice and caring, efficient service.
When you become our client, we will explain all your rights and guide you through the process. We offer free consultations and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we win benefits for you. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can start working on your disability claim.
Estate Planning Attorney Serving Azle, Texas
At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, we realize that our estate planning clients have unique needs and objectives. While some individuals only require a will-based estate plan, others can benefit from establishing trusts. Our legal team has extensive experience preparing essential estate planning documents, including:
- Last will and testament (Will) allows you to determine how your assets will be managed and distributed to your designated beneficiaries
- Power of attorney to name a trusted person to manage your business and personal affairs
- Healthcare proxy to appoint a representative to coordinate your preferred medical care if you become incapacitated
- Revocable living trust to hold your assets, which avoids probate and minimizes estate tax consequences
- Irrevocable trust to achieve several goals, such as charitable planning or providing for a loved one with special needs
We will customize an estate plan that enables you to protect your assets and provide for your loved ones. We also offer ongoing counsel to address changes to your estate plan that may be necessary to accommodate life transitions: getting married, buying a home, having a family, accumulating assets, and retiring.
Additionally, we develop business succession plans for clients with closely held businesses as part of a comprehensive estate planning strategy. Finally, we regularly guide fiduciaries (e.g. executors, trustees) and beneficiaries through the probate and the estate administration process. In the event of disputes, we prefer to reach negotiated settlements, knowing that a protracted legal battle can deplete the estate assets and cause lasting acrimony between family members.
Regardless of your family or financial circumstances, we believe that everyone needs an estate plan. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind knowing that your assets and your loved ones will be protected.
Contact an Azle, Texas Disability Law and Estate Planning Attorney Today
Whether you are seeking disability benefits, looking to create a simple will, or establishing a trust-based estate plan, the Law Office of Carey Thompson, PC can help. We have a well-deserved reputation as dedicated advocates who serve the Azle community with dignity and compassion. Trust us to offer you a comfortable environment in which you can make informed decisions about your future and your family. Please contact our office today to speak with an experienced estate planning and disability attorney.