Just 15 miles north of Fort Worth, Haslet is an attractive place to live for professionals who work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area while offering families a safe, rural setting. The city, which is actually located in both Tarrant and Denton Counties, boasts a median household income higher than the national average, a low crime rate, and the award-winning Northwest Independent School District.
Residents of Haslet are also fortunate to have access to the Law Offices of Carey Thompson, P.C., a premier disability benefits and estate planning practice. For over a decade, founding attorney Carey Thompson has been providing clients in Haslet and throughout Tarrant County with informed representation and dependable service. He is highly attuned to the needs of the community and respected among peers and clients alike for his knowledge and professionalism.
Whether you are seeking disability benefits or planning your estate, our legal team will work with you individually to understand your circumstances and to protect your interests. Above all, our trustworthy advice and guidance will stand you in good stead, securing your well-being and your financial future.
Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in Haslet, Texas
Although the Social Security Administration offers two benefit programs to qualifying disabled residents of Haslet, obtaining these vital financial benefits is challenging.
Benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program are only available to individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 who have a qualifying impairment and have paid into the Social Security system through tax deductions. Similarly, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are limited to those who are disabled, blind or over the age of 65 and who can demonstrate financial need.
You should know that the majority of initial benefit claims are denied for a variety of reasons, including application errors and omissions or failure to meet the technical and/or medical eligibility requirements. At the same time, working with an experienced Haslet disability lawyer increases the likelihood of obtaining the benefits you need and deserve. That’s where the Law Office of Carey Thompson, PC comes in.
We regularly guide clients through all phases of the disability claims process, from submitting the initial application to filing disability appeals to representing clients at disability hearings. We will take the stress out of the process by handling all the details of your claim and advocating for you before disability examiners and Administrative Law Judges.
Don’t let the federal bureaucracy intimidate you. Let our dedicated legal team handle your disability claim instead. We offer free consultations and will not charge any attorneys’ fees until we win benefits for you. Please reach out to our office today to speak with one of our experienced Texas disability attorneys.
Haslet’s Choice in Estate Planning
At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, PC, we know that no two estate plans are alike. Some clients only require a will-based plan while others can benefit from establishing trusts.
Regardless of your financial and family circumstances, you can rely on our experienced trust and estate lawyers to tailor a plan to your unique needs and objectives. We are highly experienced in drawing up a variety of essential estate planning documents, including:
- Last Will and Testament (Will) — This is the most basic estate planning document that establishes how your assets will be managed and distributed upon death. A will is also the only way to designate guardians for your minor children in the event of your untimely passing. Without a will, your estate will be administered according to the intestacy laws of Texas, and the state’s mandated distribution plan may not agree with your wishes.
- Revocable living trust — This estate planning tool takes ownership of your property but allows you to continue managing it during your lifetime. In short, a revocable living trust can help to avoid probate, mitigate estate taxes, plan for incapacity, and preserve your assets.
- Irrevocable trust — Unlike a living trust, property that is transferred into an irrevocable trust cannot be removed because the trust cannot be altered or modified without court approval. A variety of irrevocable trusts can be established to achieve objectives such as special needs planning and long-term care planning.
- Durable power of attorney — This legal document allows you to designate a trusted individual — a spouse, family member, close associate — to manage your personal and business affairs if you become incapacitated due to an illness or injury.
- Advance directive for healthcare — Commonly referred to as a healthcare proxy, this document authorizes your representative to make decisions about your medical care according to your preferences when you cannot make or communicate those decisions
- Living Will — This form of advance directive for healthcare declares the type of end-of-life care you wish to receive or have withheld (e.g. ventilator, feeding tube) if you become terminally ill and/or incapacitated.
Our experienced Haslet estate planning lawyers also guide clients through probate and trust administration and work to protect the interests of executors, trustees and beneficiaries. Above all, we are committed to helping estate planners achieve their goals, provide for their loved ones, and preserve their wealth.
Contact Our Experienced Disability Benefits and Estate Planning Lawyers
Whether you are looking to secure disability benefits, create a simple will, establish a trust-based estate plan or need advice on business succession planning, turn to the Law Office of Carey Thompson, PC. When you become our client, we will always put your best interests first. Please contact our office today to set up a consultation.