How to Fill Out a VA DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire)

If you are a disabled veteran and are submitting a claim, you will want to know about the VA DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Here is a little bit of advice and assistance to help you perfect your claim. If you need additional help, please reach out to us at the contact form in this article.    What a VA DBQ is A VA DBQ is a Veteran’s Disability Benefits Questionnaire.  They are not required in your Read More

Do I Need a Disability Lawyer When Working With Social Security?

  Do you need to file for disability through Social Security? Have you already filed disability and been denied? Maybe we can help! Hiring a disability lawyer is both helpful for new disability claimants and critical for those who have been denied. Here's how & why hiring a disability lawyer is a great idea in your Social Security claim.   Success Rate When Using a Disability Lawyer Did you know Read More

Does Washington State Recognize Tenancy By The Entirety?

  When you buy a home with your spouse, you may not be aware that the way your ownership is titled can affect what happens to your property if one of you should pass away or if you choose to get a divorce.  There are five different ways your ownership can be titled; Sole Ownership, Tenants in Common, Joint Tenancy, Tenancy by the Entirety, and Community Property. Each of these has specific ways your property Read More

Basics of Social Security Lawyers’ Fees

  Hiring a social security lawyer for your claim or appeal might seem to be an overwhelming task. When you factor in the anxiety most people have about how to pay for a social security lawyer, you begin to see why so many try to pursue their claim alone. You don't have to go it alone though.  You can afford a social security lawyer!  How? Social security lawyers only work on a contingency basis. Let's take Read More

Setup a Kid’s Protection Plan Today, Here’s How to Do It in Spokane, WA!

  When you started having children, the last thing you probably thought about was setting up a kid’s protection plan. We don't like to be forced us to think about a time when we may not be able to take care of children. However, the sad reality is that for some, it does happen. Setting up a kid’s protection plan, no matter what stage of parenting you are in, is a vital part of being a prepared Read More

Break Through the Stigma – Social Security Disability Presentation

Join Us For A Great Discussion! Join Lilac City Law Attorney Randi L. Johnson for a presentation on disability benefits on May 29th. She will be covering the basics of disability applications, appeals, timelines, and how you can win in a fight with the Social Security Administration. Read More

Spotlight On: Embrace Washington

May is Foster Child month. In honor of this, we are going to do a Spotlight on Embrace Washington. A portion of the fees paid for each estate plan we do goes directly to Embrace Washington to help provide backpacks with basic needs for foster children.     Embrace Washington’s Mission Embrace Washington’s mission is to “bless and transform the lives of the children living in foster Read More

6 Steps to Select and Name the Right Guardians for Your Children

    One of your most important responsibilities as a parent is to select and legally document guardians for your children. This doesn’t mean just naming godparents or trusting the grandparents will step in if necessary. It means consciously deciding who would raise your children if you cannot. And then it means legally documenting your choices and making sure the people you’ve chosen know what to do if Read More

Spotlight On: Mindy Erdman, LJE Insurance LLC, Medicare Specialist

  Lilac City Law is proud to partner with other businesses and organizations in the Spokane area to make sure you’re taken care of beyond the scope of our services.  Here is a List of Our Partners In this Spotlight On blog article, we asked Mindy Erdman from LJE Insurance LLC to share some information about her expertise in Medicare!     I’M GOING TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR Read More

Long Waits for Social Security Disability Hearing Decisions

  Are you currently awaiting a Social Security Disability hearing decision? Has it been months since you asked for a hearing?  You are not alone. There are many others out there in the same spot as you. So why is it taking so long to hear back?   The Process of Requesting a Social Security Disability Hearing When you are denied for SSDI, you have 60 days to ask for a reconsideration.  Typically, it Read More