Sunday, September 19, 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.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Can I Stop Paying Child Support if My Child Comes to Live with Me? The Answer May Surprise You!


In this video Attorney Terri Herron is going to discuss about Can I stop paying child support if the child comes to live with me?

When a divorce is finalized, a court determines which parent will receive custody of your child. Courts require that both parents provide for their children, keeping them in the same financial situation as if they were still living together. Thus, the non-custodial parent pays child support.

There are many factors courts consider when determining custody rulings and child support payments.

If you want to know that can I stop paying child support if the child comes to live with me?

Technically, until your child support obligation is legally terminated by court order, you are required to continue paying support to the other parent. However, in this situation, it's quite likely that the court will terminate your child support obligation once you make the appropriate motion for a modification.

Friday, September 10, 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. 

Tuesday, September 7, 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.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

3 Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Child Custody Case


Even though a child custody fight can involve strong emotions and convictions, it’s important to keep in mind that your actions both during and outside of legal proceedings can have an impact on your child’s well-being and your ongoing relationship with them. Letting any negative feelings lead to destructive behavior or poor judgment on your part is a quick way of painting yourself in a negative light before the judge and putting yourself at a huge disadvantage in court.

With that in mind, we’ve drawn from our years of experience with family law cases and compiled a list of three things you should never do if you want a positive outcome for your child custody case.

To know these 3 mistakes please watch full video. Don't miss these simple child custody tips that parents often miss in family law and visitation cases.

Sunday, August 29, 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.

Thursday, August 26, 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

Friday, August 20, 2021

Step Parent Adoption


If you are remarried and do not have a relationship with the other biological parent, you may be wondering if step-parent adoption is an option and how it works, among other things. Step-parent adoption represents a great chance for both you and your child (or children) to enjoy the increased security that comes with this legal arrangement. Studies have shown that there are tremendous psychological and emotional benefits to this type of family structure.

Simply put- a step parent adoption completely extinguishes the rights of the other biological parent and the step-parent becomes the legal parent of your child. In the event something were to ever happen to you, it would be the step-parent that would take guardianship of the child. While a step-parent adoption is not as complicated as other types of adoption, it is still a legal process that an experienced adoption attorney should help you with. This is especially true if there are issues with the biological parent, you are a same sex couple or you are in a situation where you each want to adopt children.

State laws vary by state and the sooner you get in touch with an attorney, the sooner you can celebrate this very exciting event.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Orders of Protection in Child Custody Cases


Alex Falconi aka “The Proper Person” shares his thoughts on orders of protection and behavioral orders in custody cases. As someone who had a protective order placed on him, he has a unique perspective.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

A Divorce Attorney Explains What's In a Prenuptial Agreement


Before this couple ties the knot, should they consider signing a prenuptial agreement? According to Vikki Ziegler, a divorce attorney who stars on Bravo’s Untying the Knot, it’s an important pre-marital step to consider.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Workers Compensation For Mental Health Injuries



If you suffer from a mental health injury, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome or depression, then you know that a mental health injury can be every bit as debilitating as a physical injury. In many states, you can receive workers compensation for mental health injuries incurred on the job.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Prenup


Laurie Barry, the Senior VP of Wealth Management at UBS, joins us to share her tips to couples considering a prenuptial agreement.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Dealing With Debt From Divorce


Unfortunately, debt and divorce too often go hand in hand. In some instances, it was the debt that drove the couple to divorce. In other, it was the divorce that drove the individuals into debt. Whatever the cause, dealing with major debt amidst a divorce makes the already emotional process all the more frustrating. An attorney can help you get a handle on the debt and so much more.

Tuesday, July 20, 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.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

3 Requirements to Get Started with Adoption


There are legal requirements to adopt, emotional requirements to adopt, and financial requirements to adopt

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

3 Mistakes People Make in Modifying Child Support


Atlanta's Top Family Law Attorney talks about the three mistakes people make in a modification of child support case.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Workers' Compensation Law: Common Non-Scheduled Injuries


This presentation is part of our series of presentations on the rules governing workers' compensation. Here, we look at nonscheduled injuries, which are injuries that are not on the state's list of workers' compensation injuries. These injuries, too, are covered by workers compensation rules, but the rule may differ from coverage of scheduled injuries. This presentation defines nonscheduled injuries and looks at the rules that normally apply to them.

Friday, July 2, 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.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Violations of 50-50 Custody | Other Parent Constantly Misses Appointments


50-50 Parenting Plans only work if both parents are committed to showing up for appointments, such as medical, dental, psychological, school events, parent-teacher conferences, psychiatric, or other health care for the child. What are your options if the other parent constantly misses these important appointments?

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

What Can I Do if I’m Notified That I Have an Overpayment?


Did you receive a Notice of Overpayment from Social Security? This brief video explains what you can do if you agree or disagree with the overpayment – repay, adjust the rate of recovery, ask for an appeal, or file a waiver. For more information, check out the answer to our Frequently Asked Question, What can I do if I’m notified that I have an overpayment?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

When Fighting For Custody It's Important to Set Realistic Expectations


In custody cases, it's rare that there's a clear winner and there's a clear loser so you have to make sure that your expectations aren't unrealistic. When it comes to decision making also known as legal custody or parenting time, part of my job as a family law attorney is to educate my client on what the law is, analyze the facts of their case, apply those facts to the law, and talk to them about what might be realistic.

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.