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Social Security and Retirement Planning

Eventually, most individuals working today will leave their job and settle into a new life as a retiree. Whether retirement is a time to look forward to, or a time to be feared, depends largely on how well you plan and prepare during your working years. This section has useful information on the different ways to prepare for retirement, including information on social security, as well as private retirement saving funds.

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The Starting Point in Your Retirement Journey

Social Security is a safety net for older adults and people with disabilities who are no longer able to work. Social Security benefits are also available to citizens who can show long-term illness that prevents them from working. Even though most people can count on a Social Security check, the reality is it doesn't always provide enough income to live comfortably in retirement.


How an Attorney Can Help You

The Social Security process can be handled without an attorney's involvement. They primarily handle social security claims that have been denied or where a dispute has arisen over benefits. During the appeal process, they will evaluate a claimant's medical condition and challenge the basis for the initial administrative decision. Because Social Security is an administrative process quite unlike a courtroom, it can be very helpful to have an attorney who specializes in the procedures and laws involved.


You can find a Social Security attorney or ERISA attorney in the FindLaw Directory. You can browse attorneys focused on Social Security disability claims as well. 


Attorneys specializing in estate planning and/or tax law attorneys may be very helpful in finding the right investment and estate planning vehicles to create and protect assets.

You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

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