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Do It Now: Name a Guardian for Your Minor Child(ren)

We know it’s hard. Thinking about someone else raising your children can stop you in your tracks. It feels crushing and too horrific to consider. But you must. If you don’t, a stranger will determine who raises your children if something happens to you – your children’s guardian could be a relative you despise or Read More

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How to Leave Assets to Adult Children

I got so many questions about how to leave assets after the blog post on 10/12/18, which discussed how to leave assets to minor children, that I decided to do this post which specifically deals with leaving assets to adult children! As always, let me know if you have questions! When considering how to leave assets Read More

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5 Things Every New Mother Needs to Know About Wills

As a new mother, you naturally want to ensure your new baby’s future in every way. For many new mothers, infancy is a time for celebrating new life, and making a will is the last thing on their minds. For others, the process of bringing new life into the world sparks intense feelings of wanting Read More

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Don’t Make These Common, Expensive Mistakes: How to Leave Assets to Minor Children

Most parents want to make sure their children are provided for in the event something happens to them while the children are still minors. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and good friends sometimes want to leave gifts to beloved young children too. Unfortunately, good intentions and poor planning often have unintended results. Don’t make these common, expensive Read More

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Estate Planning for Military Families

Military families need to consider special estate-planning issues that others do not. This is particularly true when one or more family members are deployed overseas. Beyond this, members of the military have access to special benefits and resources. This can become complicated and, for this reason, it is important that you seek special help if Read More

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Better to Play it Safe: Proactive Estate Planning and Cognitive Impairment

    Most financially savvy individuals begin planning their estate when they’re in peak mental shape. The idea that this might change at some point in the distant future is an unpleasant one, and they would rather go about their estate planning as if they’ll be as sharp as a tack late into their golden Read More

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#1 Reason a Case gets Sent Back for a New Hearing

Did you know that the #1 reason a case gets sent back to a Judge (after getting denied) is that the Judge did not consider the impact of the claimant’s mental impairments? If you are applying for Social Security Disability and are depressed, suffer from anxiety, or any other mental impairment, it is to your Read More

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Medium Article

Read about Bill, who was out of time, out of money, and out of hope: https://medium.com/@marthayancey_2861/dying-for-change-out-of-money-out-of-hope-and-out-of-time-296164354c8c

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Obesity And Disability

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognized Obesity as a disease. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/business/ama-recognizes-obesity-as-a-disease.html It may surprise you to know that SSA was ahead of the AMA regarding obesity. In 2002, SSA release SSR 02-1p, which guides judges regarding the evaluation of obesity. It recognizes that “obesity is a “severe” impairment when, alone or in combination Read More

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Trump’s latest Executive Order could spell bad news for Social Security Disability Applicants

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/07/13/trump-order-risks-politicization-of-administrative-judiciary/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.68978254ee9a  

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