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10 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your SSI/SSDI Claim

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Applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits can be a complex and often challenging process. SSI is a federal assistance program designed to provide financial support to individuals with limited income and resources who are aged, blind, or disabled. While it is possible to navigate the SSI application process…

How Do Wills and Trusts Help My Family Avoid Probate?

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Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone passes away, during which a court oversees the distribution of their assets. This process can be lengthy and expensive, often taking months or even years to complete. Additionally, the court may take a significant portion of the estate’s value as fees for its services. Fortunately, there…

When is a Conservatorship Needed in Augusta, GA?

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In life, unforeseen circumstances can leave individuals unable to make sound financial decisions or care for themselves. During these challenging times, the legal system can ensure the well-being of those affected. In Augusta, Georgia, a conservatorship is a process that can protect these individuals. Let’s explore what conservatorships entail and when they are needed. Types…

Five Types of People Likely to Adopt and Why

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Adoption is a heartwarming process that brings families together in ways that words often struggle to capture. At Stephen H. Hagler LLC, a trusted adoption lawyer serving Augusta, Georgia, we understand the intricacies and joys of adoption. With years of experience, we’ve come to recognize that while every adoption is unique, certain types of people…

Get the Benefits You Deserve in an Arthritis SSD Claim

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Living with rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating experience. The mobility issues caused by this condition may make it impossible for you to continue working. However, if you are in Georgia or South Carolina, there is hope. Stephen H. Hagler, Attorney at Law with over 30 years of experience, can assist you in securing…

Essential Tips for Creating a Will in Georgia

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Preparing a will is an essential part of estate planning. It allows individuals to ensure their assets are distributed according to their wishes after passing. In Georgia, like in most states, there are specific guidelines and considerations to keep in mind when preparing a will. Stephen H. Hagler LLC provides essential tips to help you…

How Important Is a Will?

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As we go through life, we collect various possessions, assets, and property. It’s crucial to consider what will happen to these items after our passing. This is where a will comes into play. What Is a Will? A will is a legal document that outlines our desired distribution of assets after we pass away. It’s an…

What an Adopted Child Needs in Georgia

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As both an ethical and legal concern, it is important that adopted children are cared for and nurtured. There are many circumstances which may lead to a petition for adoption. However, the desire alone to take over caregiving responsibilities does not qualify applicants. Becoming a legal guardian is a major consideration in an individual’s life.…

Social Security Disability Insurance Versus Supplemental Security Income

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When it comes to disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has two programs available: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Even though both programs are meant to help people with disabilities get financial support, they have critical differences. SSDI: Eligibility and Benefits SSDI is a government program that benefits individuals who…

Fibromyalgia Disability Claims Are Difficult to Prove

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Fibromyalgia plays with your mind and emotions. Because other people cannot see your impairment, they have difficulty grasping the fact that you are disabled. It may hurt your feelings when told, “You don’t look sick.” Sometimes, even you may wonder if it is all in your head. But the pain, brain fog and fatigue are…

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