People essentially become wards of the court because they are unable to take care of themselves at some level and require certain legal protections. This legal designation is also commonly called being a “ward of the state” and may apply to minors as well as adults. It’s also important to understand that a ward is The post What is a Ward of the Court? appeared first on Lilac City Law.
If you have a teenage child or young adult child with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD), you may have concerns over how they will navigate the world as an adult. You may be wondering whether you need to assume legal guardianship to protect them from potentially costly mistakes. It is only sensible to think The post What is a Plenary Guardian? appeared first on Lilac City Law.
If something happens to you and you’re unable to care for your children, the court system may step in. Making a child a ward of the court is only a last resort. If you’ve already made other arrangements, the court system would prefer to honor those arrangements as long as they account for your children’s The post How To Prevent My Child from Becoming a Ward of the Court appeared first on Lilac City Law.
Nothing is more frightening than getting a denial letter from the Social Security Administration when you are disabled and cannot work. Unfortunately, this happens to millions of people each day. If this has happened to you recently, don’t despair. You have the right to appeal this decision several times in front of an Appeals Council The post How Many Times Can You Appeal a Social Security Disability Claim? appeared first on Joel Thrift Law.
The primary difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is that SSDI is an earned benefit while SSI is intended for low-income individuals and people over 65. Qualifying for SSDI involves working and earning taxable wages to accumulate enough credits for receiving monthly benefits. Alternately, if you do not have enough credits The post Can You Transition From SSI benefits to SSDI benefits? appeared first on Joel Thrift Law.
Denial of Social Security disability claims is not uncommon. In fact, over half of all first-time disability applications are denied by the Social Security Administration. Although an appeals process is available to those who think they were wrongfully denied, this process is lengthy, stressful and complicated. Having an experienced disability attorney who knows how to The post How Long Does Will it Take for A Disability Lawyer to Win your Disability Appeal? appeared first on Joel Thrift Law.
It can take a lifetime to build an estate that is robust enough to support you and your loved ones. Unfortunately, passing away without a comprehensive estate plan can decimate your assets in a surprisingly short period of time. Between costly legal expenses like probate, excessive taxes on your estate and mismanagement, some or all… The post How Estate Conservation Preserves Your Assets for Your Heirs appeared first on Atlanta Wills + Trusts Law Group .
Retirement and estate planning can be a complicated process. Let’s face it. You have worked a lifetime to amass enough money and assets to get you through your retirement years or provide for your loved ones, and no one wants all of the work to amount to nothing. Crafting a retirement and estate plan means… The post What Are the Benefits of a Trust in Your Retirement and Estate Planning? appeared first on Atlanta Wills + Trusts Law Group .
These are plenty of seemingly good reasons to procrastinate on estate planning. Your business may be thriving, and it requires your full attention. Maybe there doesn’t seem to be enough time to get organized. But the most common reason to kick the estate planning can down the road is that you feel healthy and have… The post Don’t Wait Until a Health Event or Emergency to Start Your Estate Plan appeared first on Atlanta Wills + Trusts Law Group .