Figuring Child Support Payments in State of Florida

If you are a parent that is considering divorce, you have probably thought about what your child support payments will be. Its only natural to want to know. The State of Florida publishes a mandate with the amount. It is Florida Statue 61,30 and courts can order a 5% increase or 5% decrease in your … Continue reading Figuring Child Support Payments in State of Florida

Stop the Wait Act – What is it?

A bill was recently introduced in Congress with the goal of dramatically reducing the waiting period for people to start receiving disability benefits. U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35) and  U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) introduced the Stop the Wait Act. After waiting months to qualify for coverage, people have to … Continue reading Stop the Wait Act – What is it?

Can We Change Our Mind After Filing for Divorce?

Sometimes the process of going through a divorce can be emotional. And sometimes couples feel immediate regret after filing for divorce. So, the question is, can you simply change your mind and cancel a divorce after you have filed it? It really depends on how far along the process you are. If the divorce has … Continue reading Can We Change Our Mind After Filing for Divorce?

What to Do if Your Disability Application is Denied

Applying for SSDI can be a very confusing process. All of the information requirements must be met, or your chances of getting denied increase. Some things the board will want to know is if the applicant: has recently been employed and has been paying FICA is still working is gainfully employed ($1220+) If you have … Continue reading What to Do if Your Disability Application is Denied

Does OCD Qualify Me for Disability Benefits?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a brain disorder in which the sufferer constantly ruminates with obsessive thoughts as well as sometimes having to carry out "rituals" in order to temporarily relieve anxiety. These rituals usually include, but are not limited to, checking and rechecking locks, a perpetual washing of the hands, touching certain items, retracing … Continue reading Does OCD Qualify Me for Disability Benefits?

What Should I do if my Ex isn’t following Court Order?

A divorce with children can result in very strict guidelines as to when children are to visit each parent. Usually, the court will try to give both parents as much access to the children as much as possible. Sometimes, for whatever reason, a parent may not follow the guidelines that the court set out for … Continue reading What Should I do if my Ex isn’t following Court Order?

Disability and Student Loans – What You Should Know

You have probably heard all of the conversations around student loans in recent years. They are the one debt that a person cannot get rid of, even with a bankruptcy. In the past, people's social security benefit payments have been garnished to pay back these debts. There is one exception to this scenario of which … Continue reading Disability and Student Loans – What You Should Know

Social Media and Divorce

By now everyone is aware of the effect social media has on every day life. Personal relationships and marriages are no exception. A study done recently showed the following statistics: 1/7 divorces are set in motion by something done on social media. 20% of divorce cases involve Facebook in some way. 1/3 divorces start as … Continue reading Social Media and Divorce

Why Does Social Security Disability Inquire About Your Previous Jobs?

Some people wonder why SSDI inquires about their previous employment, ie., the types of jobs they have had and how long they have worked them. They usually want to know the previous 15 years of history. Some clients have asked why they do this. Basically they want to see the types of jobs you worked … Continue reading Why Does Social Security Disability Inquire About Your Previous Jobs?