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When a Disability is not Disabling in an SSDI Claim

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If you have been forced to give up your job due to a disability, you may wish to claim Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For many first-time claimants, the process can be incredibly daunting. There are a number of reasons that a claims officer may deny your application, including the…

Contempt of Court and Failure to Pay Child Support

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When a spouse or parent of a child is not obeying a court order or divorce decree, it is no joke for the child, other parent or spouse. Child support can make all the difference when it comes to effectively managing finances. If that money is not guaranteed, it is challenging for a parent to…

Unfair Barriers to Adoption

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While adoption should be a pleasant and enriching experience for prospective new parents, the process can be complicated. There are often barriers to adoption that adoptive parents face which, given the specific circumstances, seem painfully unfair. If you are in the middle of the adoption process or thinking about adopting, hiring an experienced adoption lawyer…

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia symptoms tend to vary from person to person. There are also a large number of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Sufferers are often misdiagnosed, but the various examination methodologies have greatly improved in recent years. A number of factors may dictate how and when the symptoms of fibromyalgia present. Some sufferers tend to feel worse…

Is Creating a Will Too Expensive?

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A will is a legally binding document, which often makes people think that creating a will is an expensive undertaking. Another misconception about creating a will is that the process is overly complex and causes more issues than it resolves. However, the process is both straightforward and affordable in the vast majority of cases. When…

Letting People Know about a Name Change

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When you legally change your name, it can be a very liberating feeling. Until, that is, you try to use services like banking, where they have your old name listed. It is important to understand the implications of changing your name and the numerous potential documents you will also need to bring up to date.…

Preparing your Appeal for SSDI Benefits

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If your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim has been rejected, the fight is not over. There are actions you can take to appeal the decision and get the benefits you deserve. Appeal Time You must appeal a denial of SSDI benefits within 60 days, in writing. The three levels of appeal that require specific…

Living Arrangements For Children When The Parents Are Divorced

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When it comes to divorce, these can be some of the messiest and most complicated legal issues for everyone involved. If you have children, they can often unwillingly get mixed up right in the middle of it. Even with the best of intentions by both divorcing parties, the kids can end up with the short…

Starting 2019 Out Right By Creating A Will

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Happy New Year from our team at Stephen Hagler LLC, Attorney at Law. We have been creating wills and assisting families in the process of probating or administering estates, and establishing guardianships and conservatorships since 1991. We’re proud to enter another year of serving you, and all our clients with our years of experience and…

Is This The Season For Long Term Disability For You?

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‘Tis the season for a lot of things during the month of December. Holiday cheer, bright, sparkly lights and the sense of wonder all surround the month of December. However, it may have a much more personal significance for you if you are disabled. If you are disabled, you most likely cannot work and/or enjoy…

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