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Many residents of Wise County, a rural community in North Texas, look to the Law Office of Carey Thompson, P.C. for help obtaining disability benefits and estate planning. Located in El Paso, our boutique legal practice has provided clients with informed representation and dependable service for over a decade. 

Whether you need assistance drafting a will or trust or appealing an unfavorable disability determination, you need first-rate advice and counsel. Lead attorney Carey Thompson is not only a highly skilled lawyer but is also a compassionate person who cares about his clients. When you meet with us, we will take the time to understand your objectives and explore all your options. Contact our office today to arrange a confidential consultation. 

Wise County Estate Planning Attorney

Our firm provides clients with comprehensive estate planning services and personalized attention. We know no two states are the same and will tailor a plan to your unique needs and objectives. 

A well-conceived estate plan includes the following foundational documents:

  • Will to distribute your assets, appoint an executor, designate beneficiaries, and name a guardian to care for minor children
  • Durable power of attorney to name a trusted person to manage your business and personal affairs should you become temporarily or permanently incapacitated
  • Advanced healthcare directive to designate a healthcare representative to make decisions about your medical care if you cannot communicate your preferences

These documents are a good start, but many clients can benedict from creating trusts, such as:

  • Revocable living trust to take ownership of your property, distribute the trust assets to the named beneficiaries after you die, and avoid probate
  • Special needs trust to provide for a disabled child or adult family member while preserving their eligibility for government benefits (e.g. Medicaid, Social Security Disability)
  • Spendthrift trust to protect a beneficiary who cannot manage their finances
  • Medicaid trust to hold your assets, reduce the value of your estate and qualify for Medicaid to cover your long-term care needs
  • Charitable trust to provide for a favorite charity while enjoying tax advantages

Whether you only need a will-based plan or can benefit from creating trusts, working with an experienced estate planning attorney is a wise choice. 

Probate and Estate Administration

If you have been named the executor of a loved one’s estate, you have several important duties. Above all, you must act in the best interests of the beneficiaries and preserve the value of the estate assets, and you may be liable for mistakes and misconduct. The best way to protect your interests is to work with an experienced probate and estate administration attorney. That’s where our firm can assist you. We are well-versed in the  Texas Estates Code and will help you faithfully carry out your duties, such as:

  • Notifying beneficiaries and heirs named in the will 
  • Inventorying and appraising estate assets
  • Paying the decedent’s debts to creditors
  • Filing the decedent’s final income taxes
  • Paying any applicable estate taxes
  • Distributing the remaining assets to the heirs

If a loved one has died without a will, we will help you navigate the estate administration process. Above all, you can trust us to provide informed representation and caring, efficient service during this difficult time.

Wise County Disability Benefits Attorney

If you cannot work due to disabling injury or illness, you may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Obtaining these vital benefits is challenging because of the medical and technical eligibility requirements. By working with an experienced disability attorney, you can get the financial resources you need and deserve. 

At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, we help clients in Wise County apply for disability benefits. Although the SSA frequently denies benefits claims, having an experienced attorney increases your chances of success. We have comprehensive knowledge of the eligibility requirements for SSDI (Social Security Disability Income) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Let us help you navigate all aspects of the claims process, including handling your disability appeal and representing you at the disability hearing.

Because we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges facing you, your initial consultation is free, and we will charge no attorneys’ fees until we obtain benefits for you. 

Contact Our Experienced Wise County Estate Planning and Disability Benefits Attorney

At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, P.C., we provide our clients with informed representation when they need it most. When you become our client, you will be confident with our experienced attorneys by your side. Whether you need assistance planning your estate or obtaining disability benefits, we can help. Contact our office today to get started. 

The Law Office Of Carey Thompson, P.C. helps clients with estate planning and disability appeals in Texas, including El Paso, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Wise County.