The Law Office of Carey Thompson, PC is a boutique legal practice serving clients throughout Dallas, Texas. With a focus on disability law and estate planning, we work with individuals, families, and business owners to protect their well-being and their assets. If you are seeking disability benefits or need to plan your estate, we will provide you with trustworthy advice and dependable service.
When you work with us, we will take the time to understand your unique circumstances and help you make informed decisions about your future. Please reach out to our office today to schedule a consultation.
Dallas, Texas Disability Attorney
If you cannot work due to a disabling medical condition, you may be able to obtain disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Unfortunately, the strict eligibility requirements make obtaining these benefits complicated.
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, to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you must demonstrate financial need. In both cases, you must have a qualifying impairment, as that term is defined by the SSA.
If you need assistance applying for SSDI or SSI or your claim has been denied, we can help. When you become our client, we will help you navigate all aspects of the claims process, from assisting with your initial claim to handling the appeals process. Given the challenges of dealing with the federal bureaucracy, It takes an experienced disability attorney to fight for the benefits you need and deserve.
Dallas Trust and Estate Attorney
At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, we know that each client has unique needs and objectives. Whether you only need a will-based estate plan or you can benefit from establishing trusts, it is crucial to work with an experienced estate planning attorney.
Principal attorney Carey Thompson is highly experienced in drafting essential estate planning documents, including:
- Last will and testament (will) to manage and distribute your property and designate guardians for your children
- Durable power of attorney to name an agent to handle your personal and business affairs should you become incapacitated
- Advance health care directive to designate a personal representative to coordinate your medical care if you cannot communicate those decisions
- Revocable living trust to take ownership of your property, distribute your assets to your beneficiaries, and avoid probate
- Irrevocable trusts to achieve several objectives, such as providing for a loved one with special needs or charitable planning
Our comprehensive estate planning services go beyond merely preparing documents. When you consult with us, we will take the time to understand your circumstances, make recommendations that are in your best interests, and help you make informed decisions about your financial future.
Because a well-conceived estate plan is not a “once and done” arrangement, we provide ongoing counsel to align your estate plan with life’s transitions — acquiring property, raising a family, running your own business, planning for retirement.
Above all, we will work closely with you so that you are prepared for the expected and the unexpected. When you partner with us, you will have peace of mind, knowing that your assets and your loved ones will be protected.
Probate and Estate Administration in Dallas, Texas
If you have been named as the executor of a loved one’s estate, you have a legal obligation to follow the instructions of the will and faithfully carry out your duties. These duties include:
- Notifying the designated beneficiaries
- Inventorying/appraising estate assets
- Settling creditors’ claims against the estate
- Filing the decedent’s final income taxes
- Paying applicable estate taxes, if any
- Distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries
As an executor, you are considered a “fiduciary,” which means you (1) have a legal obligation to act in the best interest of the beneficiaries and (2) can be held liable for any mistakes or misconduct. This makes it critically important to work with a skilled probate and estate administration attorney.
Our legal team knows the ins and outs of the Dallas probate courts and will work closely with you to navigate the process. Above all, we will help you faithfully carry out your duties as executor while also making sure that the beneficiaries’ rights are protected. When it comes to probate, trust the Law Office of Carey Thompson to provide you with informed representation when you need it most.
Contact Our Dallas, Texas Disability Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Whether you are seeking disability benefits or planning your estate, working with an experienced attorney is the smart choice. For over a decade, the Law Office of Carey Thompson has provided clients throughout Dallas with trustworthy advice and dependable service. When you become our client, you can rest assured that both your well-being and financial future will be protected. Please contact our office today for a consultation.