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?

Why Second Divorce May be Harder than the First

No one plans to get married and then get a divorce. The plan is to get married and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. People change, dynamics change and a myriad of factors can occur that make divorce the only option. This scenario can happen more than once in your … Continue reading Why Second Divorce May be Harder than the First

Should I Tell My Doctor I Am Filing For Disability?

This is a question that comes up from time to time. People want to know if they should tell their Dr. that they plan on filing a disability case. They worry that perhaps it will affect the treatment or somehow affect the case negatively. But, the simple answer to this question is that YOU SHOULD … Continue reading Should I Tell My Doctor I Am Filing For Disability?

First Responders and Mental Disability

First-responders have one of the more difficult jobs on the planet. They must show up to scenes where the worst tragedies happen. They deal with events that are much too shocking for most people to handle. They are a special type of person. But it is important to remember that they are people and, though … Continue reading First Responders and Mental Disability