Saginaw is a small city located in Tarrant County, Texas. This suburb of Fort Worth, which also goes by the name Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, was renamed Saginaw in 1882. The name stems from an indigenous language which means to flow out. Saginaw’s population hovers at 22,000 and it is a “home rule” municipality, one granted authority to limited self-rule by the state constitution.
Presently, there are over 6,500 households in Saginaw. In addition, nearly 63 percent of households were married couples living together, about 45 percent have children under the age of 18 living at home, and 12 percent were headed by single women. As you can see, Saginaw is comprised of individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. When legal challenges arise, whether that’s obtaining disability benefits or planning an estate, residents of Saginaw often turn to The Law Office of Carey Thompson.
Founding attorney Carey Thompson has been practicing Social Security disability law and estate planning for over a decade in Saginaw, Tarrant County, and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A Texas A&M School of Law alumnus (formerly known as Texas Wesleyan School of Law), Carey is well-aware that each client has unique challenges, needs and objectives. By working with you individually, you will be the beneficiary of informed legal representation and caring, efficient service.
Oobtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in Saginaw, Texas
The Social Security Administration offers benefit programs to disabled individuals who cannot work, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are stringent eligibility requirements of these disability benefits, however, and the majority of initial claims are denied. If you need assistance applying for SSDI or SSI or your claim has been denied, the disability attorneys at the Law Office of Carey Thompson can help.
Our legal team has a proven history of helping our clients obtain the disability benefits they deserve. When you partner with us, we will guide you through all levels of the benefits claims process, from filing an initial claim, pursuing an appeal, handling disability hearings, or litigating in federal court.
We know that dealing with the federal bureaucracy while coping with a disability is daunting. Our disability attorneys will always stand by you, offering you trustworthy advice and objective insights. When you contact the Law Office of Carey Thompson for a free consultation, we will explain what you can expect from the process. And you will not pay any attorneys’ fees to us until your disability benefits claim prevails.
Estate Planning Attorney
At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, we tailor our estate planning services to each client’s unique needs and objectives. For some clients, that means sticking to the basics and drawing up a will and powers of attorney. A will is the most basic estate planning document which (1) declares how your property will be managed and distributed (2) names guardians for your minor children, (3) establishes funeral and burial arrangements, and (4) designates an executor to probate the estate, carry out the instructions of the will, and distribute assets to the beneficiaries.
In addition to a will, a well-conceived estate plan will also contain a durable power of attorney and advance directives or healthcare. A durable power of attorney is designed to protect you in the event of incapacity by naming a trusted person to manage your personal and financial affairs — managing property, paying bills, monitoring investments. Incapacity planning also means clarifying your preferences for medical treatment and end-of-life care through the use of a health care proxy and a Living Will, respectively.
Because a will must go through the probate process, which can be costly and lengthy, particularly for estates that hold real estate or other assets that must be sold, many residents of Saginaw can benefit from establishing revocable and irrevocable trusts. A revocable living trust is designed to hold your property which reduces the taxable value of your estate. Because you no longer own the property, the trust does not go through the probate process. Moreover, you are allowed to continue managing the property during your lifetime, which is not the case with an irrevocable trust, which permanently takes ownership of your property.
At The Law Office of Carey Thompson, we have extensive experience properly structuring a variety of trusts, including:
- Bypass Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Medicaid Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts
- Spendthrift Trusts
Whether your objective is to protect your assets, provide for a loved one with special needs, plan for long-term care, or leave a charitable legacy, our legal team can help. When you consult us, we will help explore all of your options so that you can make the best decisions about your future.
Contact Our Saginaw Disability Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Whether you are looking to create a simple will or need advice on asset protection or business succession planning, contact the Law Office of Carey Thompson. Our estate planning attorneys will take the time to understand your circumstances and work to help you protect your interests. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind knowing that your legacy and loved ones will be protected. Please contact us today to set up a consultation.