TOLL FREE:800-461-7291 | LOCAL:254-781-0515
${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}MICHALK, BEATTY & ALCOZER, L.P. Attorneys and Counselors at Law

May 2017 Archives

Can I allocate my property with my spouse after we are married?

Many people have touted the benefits of signing a prenuptial agreement while also highlighting the difficulties of signing such an important document at an emotionally charged time. Many times couples take it as a sign that one spouse is already looking for a way out of the marriage, rather than recognizing it as a way to avoid a drawn out legal dispute in case the marriage ends. This may be why there has been a recent rise in postnuptial agreements-agreements signed by spouses after they get married.

Appeal a SSD denial with legal help

As mentioned previously on this blog, there are various reasons a Social Security benefits claim is denied and more often than not, the first application is denied. However, it is important to keep in mind that just because the application has been denied does not mean that you are not disabled-there are various non medical reasons an application can be denied. Texas residents should not let a denial keep them down-there is a specific process to follow for filing an appeal and they should start working on it as soon as possible.

Why has my social security claim been denied?

According to the Social Security Administration, the sad reality is that one in four adult 20-year-old workers have the chance of becoming disabled before they reach retirement age. This means even though we don't like to think about disability and how it may affect us, it is important to know what options there are for taking care of one's own financial future and that of lived ones.

Know about distracted driving's triple threat

Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents throughout the country. Cellphones, radios, GPS, food and even kids in the back of the car can be huge distractions that take the focus of the driver off the road. Some may get away with driving distracted for a time, but in a split second the consequences can be deadly both for a driver who is not paying attention and those nearby.

What if my SSD benefits are up for review?

Texans who have been approved for and are receiving Social Security disability benefits should be aware that the SSD benefits will not be provided indefinitely and there will be periodic reviews of the case. This is to make certain that the illness, condition or injury is still sufficiently severe that the SSD benefits should continue. This is true for any kind of disability benefits. If the person's issues have not improved, then the benefits will continue. It is vital to understand certain points about a disability review.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Please contact our experienced team to schedule an initial consultation. Contact The Firm
  • NOSSCR Member Seal
  • State Bar of Texas Seal | Created in 1939
  • National Board of SSD Advocacy

Our Team