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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    25% of back benefits or $6000, whichever is less.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Attorney
Denman Law Office
- Current
Education
Southern Methodist University
J.D. (1984) | Law
- present
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Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Professional Associations
National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives
Sustaining Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 05745400
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Blog
Dallas Disability Lawyer Blog
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?
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5025 N Central Expy
Suite 2004
Dallas, TX 75205
Fax: (214) 219-7288
Fax: (214) 219-7288
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