8 Reasons You May Be Denied Disability

When you apply for SSDI or SSI, you're likely more than well aware why you feel you should receive benefits. But it can be useful to understand the reasons why you may be denied disability benefits. Some of these reasons may be beyond your control. However, you may also be able to avoid mistakes that could lead to [...]


4 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

If you're preparing for a Social Security disability hearing, you're likely feeling pretty nervous. You may think there’s a lot riding on the outcome. As an attorney who helps folks apply for Social Security benefits, we see a lot of clients who absolutely terrified of this part of the process. While it’s true that some [...]


What Is Intestate Succession?

When a person dies without a will their property is distributed according to the rules of intestate succession. Intestate succession is basically an algorithm that sets a precedence for the deceased person’s heirs. In this article, we’ll talk about what intestate succession and how it works. What Assets Pass Through Intestate Succession? Any assets that [...]


What Steps Are Involved in the Probate Process?

The probate process begins when an individual passes and their will is evaluated by the court. The court supervises the process of dividing their assets, settling their debts, and distributing what is left to their heirs. If the individual has a valid will, then that will be used by the court to distribute assets. If [...]


Understanding the Indiana Probate Court Process

When a person passes away, their estate goes through the probate court process. This process can be complex and often takes months to complete. If there is no will or someone challenges probate, the process can take more than a year. If you are concerned about the future of your assets and property or have [...]


Do You Need a Living Will?

A living will is part of your overall estate planning. Whether or not someone chooses to have a living will is based on many factors — family, religion, emotion and philosophical beliefs. It is a highly personal decision and a document that may not be for everyone. At Barnes Cadwell Law, we can help you [...]


10 Reasons Why You Need a Probate Lawyer

No one really wants to think about their own death, much less wills and probate issues. But as unpleasant as it is to contemplate, most people will have to deal with probate at least once in their lives. Regardless of whether it's for yourself or your loved ones, it's comforting to know that you don't have [...]


Disability Hearing: Testimony Regarding Fatigue

Fatigue is one of many types of disabilities that individuals can get Social Security disability benefits for. If your disability claims process for fatigue has advanced to the hearing level, you need to consult with an Indiana Social Security disability lawyer prior to your hearing so that you can provide the administrative law judge with [...]


Defining disability: what qualifies for disability in the Social Security disability program?

According to the Social Security Act, a claimant must meet certain criteria to qualify for either the Social Security disability program or the Supplemental Security Income program. Consulting an Indiana Social Security disability attorney can help you determine what qualifies for disability and whether or not your disability meets the requirements for assistance. Eligibility criteria [...]