Grandparents as Legal Guardians of Grandchildren

It certainly isn't rare to find grandparents that are the legal guardians of their grandchildren. But there are many reasons why they end up being the guardians. It could be due to any one of a bunch of factors including death of parents, disability of parents, absence of parents or termination of parental rights. If … Continue reading Grandparents as Legal Guardians of Grandchildren

Do My Crippling Panic Attacks Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?

Panic attacks are in the family of diagnosis called "anxiety disorders". These disorders can range from a mild to severe in how they impact the sufferer's life. A popular website on the subject lists the four most common anxiety disorders as: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Social Anxiety Specific Phobias Panic It also lists OCD & … Continue reading Do My Crippling Panic Attacks Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?

The Five Most Common Irreconcilable Differences

Irreconcilable Differences is the single most cited reason for divorces in the United States. They are defined as "an inability for two parties to resolve their differences in order to save their marriage" by legaldictionary.net. But really, it often just means my spouse and I no longer get along. With that in mind we decided … Continue reading The Five Most Common Irreconcilable Differences

Hiring an Attorney to Help with SSD and SSI – How Does it Work?

You've decided to hire an attorney to help with your social security and/or disability claim. Good. This alone improves your odds of getting the money you deserve.  But what comes next? We have put together this post to outline the process for our readers. What to Do First The process is very simple. Contact us … Continue reading Hiring an Attorney to Help with SSD and SSI – How Does it Work?

Can You Get a Divorce if Your Spouse Cannot be Found?

This sounds like something from a TV show but it does happen. Sometimes, people voluntarily run away and leave their spouse behind. It is a natural desire to want to move on with life if this has happened to you. You will eventually want to date new people and you do not want the marriage … Continue reading Can You Get a Divorce if Your Spouse Cannot be Found?

The Basics of Social Security Disability Benefits

Sometimes it helps getting back to the basics. In this blog we want to describe what social security disability benefits are and where they come from. We will be covering disability only and not SSI benefits which are available to low-income or people with little or no work history who do not qualify for SSDI. … Continue reading The Basics of Social Security Disability Benefits

Child Support for Divorcing Military Couples

Divorce can happen to anyone. This goes for civilian, civil servant and military personnel alike. There are laws in place to protect children from all backgrounds during a divorce. But there are even more stringent rules for military personnel. A person in the military is subject to punishment from their commanding officer should they fail … Continue reading Child Support for Divorcing Military Couples

Proposed Disability Changes Could Affect Disability Payments for Many

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the new proposed changes to federal disability assistance would likely result in millions of more case reviews and in the process would cut off many disabled recipients. The federal government is accepting public comments on this matter until the end of the month. Some speculate these changes could affect … Continue reading Proposed Disability Changes Could Affect Disability Payments for Many

What if my Spouse Stops Making Alimony Payments?

During divorce proceedings alimony may be awarded to the spouse that is leaving the marriage with significantly less earnings, ability to earn or any financial disadvantage to where alimony support is required. The overall goal of alimony is to balance the financial situation and to provide financial stability. Alimony is established by an order of … Continue reading What if my Spouse Stops Making Alimony Payments?

History of Social Security Disability Benefits

85 years ago, the Social Security Act was created. The goal of this Act was to financially assist senior citizens in their retirement years by creating a general fund. This brought up the question of who else needed benefits. People disabled from an injury were clearly the most in need of this type of program. … Continue reading History of Social Security Disability Benefits