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Stanley Franklin Denman

Stanley Franklin Denman

Social Security Disability: Our Only Business since 1991.
  • Social Security Disability, Appeals & Appellate
  • Texas
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Practice Areas
Social Security Disability
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
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  • Contingent Fees
    25% of back benefits or $6000, whichever is less.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Denman Law Office
- Current
Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Southern Methodist University
J.D. (1984) | Law
- present
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Professional Associations
National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives
Sustaining Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 05745400
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Is it fraud to apply for benefits from a commen law marriage if they were not even commen law married and the man died.
A: The account here is a little hard to follow. It is highly unlikely the social security administration would recognize this arrangement as a common law marriage entitling your friend to social security benefits. A common law marriage under Texas law is not created just because someone declares it - rather, the focus is on whether the couple held themselves out to the community as being married. Does not sound like your friend has even a slim chance of convincing SSA she and the old man were "common law married".

I don't think your friend will be exposed to a fraud charge if she presents the document to SSA - although it is going to look very suspicious: younger caregiver presenting a document drafted by a dying old that would allow her to get his social security. SSA could contact other authorities to investigate whether there had been some type of elder abuse. I could see why. In fact, I am very suspicious of your friend - at the least she sounds very unethical. May I ask politely why you are friends with a person who moves from the grandson to the old man after his spouse dies and may have convinced the old man on his death bed to give her his property? ... Read More
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