In It Together: What To Know About Shared Custody

For divorcing couples, there have never been more choices when it comes to child custody. Now often referred to as parenting plans, the parenting configurations available mean more choice but can also mean more confusion for parents trying to make a decision. Shared custody is one of the traditional choices, and there is a good reason for its popularity. Read on to find out about shared, or 50/50, parenting and see if it's the best choice for your family going forward. [Read More]

More Medical Proof: The Social Security CME

When a medical condition has made it impossible for you to work at your job you may be able to get Social Security benefits. This program provides monthly payments to those who are too sick or hurt to work, but you must be prepared to show proof of your medical condition. When the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires more information about your medical issue, they may request that you undergo a consultative medical exam (CME). [Read More]

Your SSI Hearing: What To Do

After months of a long application process for disability benefits, it may finally be time to appear at a SSI/SSDI hearing. Your actions and overall performance will be scrutinized by someone who will recommend whether benefits are granted to you or not. The hearing might mean a lot to you because you may desperately need money for help with medication, household bills and other items as a result of your disability. [Read More]

Making It Through The Adoption Journey Without Losing Your Mind

The journey of becoming a parent doesn't always begin in a traditional manner. Sometimes, adopting a child to bring into the family is the path a family chooses to take. This process isn't easy and will require you to find some strength within yourself. So, how do you get through this long, drawn-out process without losing your mind? Here are a few tips that can help you maintain your sanity as you navigate the roads to adoption. [Read More]