Saturday, June 12, 2021

Can You Work if You Receive SSI Disability Payments?

Did you know that if you receive SSI Disability benefits, there are incentives available that will allow you to work, receive your SSI checks and maintain Medicaid eligibility? SSI Disability has options available that will help you make decisions about work. This brief video explains work incentives and the Ticket to Work program.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

How Do You Avoid an Ugly Divorce?

Divorce is almost never easy, but that doesn't mean it has to turn into an endless battle. There are things that you and your ex can do to reduce the tension and complete your divorce.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Taking The Emotion Out of Your Custody Case

One way to take the emotion out of your custody case is to do your best to keep your children out of the middle of the litigation.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Divorce Financial Affidavits in Child Support & Family Law Cases

In this video, I talk about the importance of using financial affidavits as a tool in court litigation, especially in child support cases. These are also called affidavits of financial information.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

What Do You Need to File for Divorce?

Before you meet with a divorce lawyer, watch this video to learn more about what you should bring to your consultation.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Should I Get a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?

We often time hear about prenuptial agreements but postnuptial agreements are also becoming popular. Attorney Brian Cooke discusses the differences and if it's something you should consider.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

How to Request that Your Social Security Disability Benefits Continue While Your Appeal is Reviewed

Did you receive a notice from Social Security that your benefits are stopping because of a Medical Review? This brief video explains how your benefits can continue during the review.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

What You Need to Know About Divorce

If you're thinking about filing for divorce, watch this video to learn a little bit about how the process works. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

What to Do if the U.S. Social Security Administration Decides You are No Longer Disabled

Did you receive a notice from Social Security that your benefits are stopping because of a Medical Review? This brief video explains what you can do if you disagree with this decision.

Monday, April 19, 2021

How A Prenup Works

Ani Mason, a New York-based divorce lawyer and mediator, recently noticed more clients were asking her to prepare prenuptial agreements.

Friday, April 16, 2021

5 Tips for Workers Compensation Cases

5 Tips for Workers Compensation Cases 

 At Hodson & Mullin, our clients are informed of their legal rights regardless whether they have suffered an industrial injury in California, are seeking disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, or both.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Top 3 To-Dos in a Child Custody Case | Custody Court Tips

The top 3 things you have to do if you're involved in a child custody case from the perspective of a family law attorney.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

What A Prenup Needs To Include To Make It Valid And Balanced For Both Parties

An asset protection attorney offers tips on what to include when writing a prenup and why each side must get something to make the agreement valid.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

Learn about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the two rules to receive it.

At Hodson & Mullin, we know disabled people need help. Faced with a possible lifetime of great physical pain and a frightening financial future, many are so overwhelmed they don't know where to turn. At Hodson & Mullin we not only understand, we effectively steer our eligible clients through the Social Security Disability application and appeal processes, with countless successful cases over the decades. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Adoption Home Study Tips - Jennifer Bliss, PsyD

Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, shares advice for parents looking to adopt a child on how to prepare for a successful home study.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Being Prepared for Relocation Custody Cases

When you are living in the same location and you want to relocate the children to another town, city, state, or country, that is considered a relocation case. There are factors that are specific to relocation cases.

Friday, March 26, 2021

What Is An Affidavit

An affidavit is basically a legal document, which is written legal document about certain facts or events. The document sets forth a list of facts or descriptions of situations that the person swears to be true.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Should I Settle My Child Custody Case?

In other videos, I have talked about the benefits of settling your case and how it's often better to settle than have a stranger i.e a judge decides, but there could be certain situations where you settling is not an option in your case. There are certain non-negotiables in certain cases that you may have to go to trial on.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Is A Postnuptial Agreement Right For You?

Some married couples are taking the unusual step of resetting the clock on money issues, both good and bad, with a legal document called a postnuptial agreement.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Can I Share Child Custody WITHOUT a Court Order?

Can I share child custody without a court order? The answer is yes you can however there are dangers in sharing custody without a court order. Learn what could go wrong.

Monday, March 8, 2021

3 Ways to Know it's a Scam Call

Government imposter scams continue to grow across the United States. Learn how to identify a scam call and protect yourself from becoming a fraud victim.

Friday, March 5, 2021

What If My Child Wants to Live With Me? | Child Custody Cases

This video talks about how much the wishes of the child determine child custody matters. Just because the child wants to live with one parent or the other does not mean that is what the court is going to grant.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Family Law: Prenuptial Agreements

This presentation looks at prenuptial agreements, wherein the parties anticipate a marital breakup or the death of one party and contract to establish what will happen in those events. The pre-nuptial agreement is especially important when wealthy people or people with families from previous marriages get married. This presentation will look at the requirements for prenuptial agreements, what the agreements contain and their enforceability.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Expect to Get Asked These Questions at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

While every administrative law judge has his or her own way of conducting hearings, there are certain questions that are asked of claimants in every case.

You can expect these questions in your hearing and you and your lawyer should prepare ahead of time by practicing how you will answer. There is simply no reason to end up surprised by standard questions about your physical capacity, your pain level and your activities of daily living.

In this video I offer you examples of questions that you will be asked at your hearing and I explain briefly how you should and should not answer these questions.

I also express my thoughts about how you and your lawyer can best prepare for your hearing and what constitutes an appropriate pre-hearing conference. In my opinion, a lawyer who meets his client for the first time 10 minutes prior to a hearing is not offering adequate pre-hearing preparation.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

DO NOT DO THIS if You Want To Be Prepared for YOUR Custody Trial

This is something you don't want to do if you want to be prepared for your child custody trial. If you're getting ready for a child custody trial one of the first things you have to do is read the minutes where your court sets the trial. Make sure you are aware of all of the judge's requirements going into that trial.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

4 Things Social Security Disability Recipients Should Not Do

4 things not to do to help you keep your Social Security Disability Benefits 

1. Plan your next move 
2. Don't stop Doctoring 
3. Do not earn over the allowed amount 
4. Don't be like Doris

Monday, February 15, 2021

Joint Custody Agreements (Avoid This Mistake)

When drafting your joint custody agreement, it is essential to nail down details so that you can stay out of court in the future. A mistake I see is that clients think too broadly. You should be specific so that if something doesn't work out you know what your next step going to be.

Friday, February 12, 2021

What To Do When You've Been Injured At Work

Your job is not just something you work hard at but something that is important to your livelihood. That’s why a workplace injury can be so devastating—missed time at work can mean missed paychecks and expensive medical bills.

Enter workers’ compensation. Designed (in many cases) to be the exclusive remedy for injuries that happen on the job, each state is different when it comes to filing claims and collecting these important benefits. The workers’ compensation system can sometimes be complicated with very specific procedural requirements before your claim will be accepted.

For that reason and many others, working with a workers’ compensation attorney can help make sure you get approved for these important benefits.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation or Child Custody Mediation

Learn what mediation is in divorce and custody cases, how to prepare for it, and why I think it is better than going to trial to solve your divorce or custody case.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Healthy Co-Parenting: E-Mail Communication Tips

It is essential that you communicate with the other parent for healthy co-parenting, and so you don't risk losing parenting time or even custody. Here are some tips for email communication when co-parenting that I hope you find helpful.

Friday, January 22, 2021

What Does Child Custody Modification Mean?

In this video, I explain what child custody modification is and some examples of when it is used. Child Custody modification basically is when you already have a custody order or parenting time agreement in place and one of the parties is seeking to change them.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

How Much Does the Child's Voice Matter in Custody Cases?

How much does the child's voice matter in child custody cases, especially as children get older and are able to express more about what they want? One of the best interest factors is the wishes of the child.