2 Reasons To Work With A Social Security Attorney During Your Divorce
When you are getting a divorce, there are a lot of things to think about, including who is going to have custody of your children. When it comes to custody, you have legal custody as well as physical custody. There are also issues as to who will be financially responsible for certain things. If you, your spouse, or your children get any money from Social Security, then the entire matter can be even more complex. To handle that, you are going to want to make sure that you are working with a professional who can help you. In this case, a professional would be an attorney who works with Social Security issues. Your divorce attorney may have recommendations for you. There are several reasons why you want to work with an experienced Social Security attorney.
Knowledge of Regulations
One of the biggest reasons to work with an attorney who has worked with the Social Security Administration before is that there are a lot of rules and regulations when it comes to SSD/I, survivor's benefits, child of a disabled parent benefits, and just about any other Social Security funds. It is really easy for someone who is unfamiliar with those rules and regulations to make a mistake that can end up costing you a lot of money and time. If the Social Security Administration feels that you have to repay some of the funds you have received, you may have no recourse, even if you followed all the rules as you understood them. A professional can help keep that from happening.
Another reason to work with an attorney who handles these matters is that they are likely to be able to handle your issues faster than another attorney may be able to. That's because they are going to know what routes to take, what forms need to be filled out, and what kind of deadlines you are going to be facing. If you don't make any mistakes on what forms to send in and get them sent in as soon as possible, you are going to be able to get your case handled as quickly as possible, which will just take one more thing off your plate during a very difficult time.
If you are getting a divorce and you have to handle any Social Security issues at the same time, you should make sure that you have a separate attorney to handle those issues for you.