Life can be hard enough without the added burden of legal issues. When these concerns involve those we love most, it can feel almost impossible to carry the weight of it all. Let me help. If you are in the greater Kansas City area needing compassionate advocacy and goal-oriented counsel for your family law or Social Security Disability matter, contact Maria Dugan Law. I'm ready to help you and your family move forward.
I've always been passionate about paying it forward. After earning my B.A. from Rockhurst University and my J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, I started looking for ways to help people in my community. For more than a decade, I worked as a public interest lawyer at LegalAid for clients facing financial difficulties. I provided guidance in every legal area, but I eventually discovered how I could make an even bigger impact. In 2014, I started Maria Dugan Law in Blue Springs, Missouri, serving Kansas City residents with compassionate, experienced, and focused advocacy in family law and Social Security law. At heart, I will always be fighting for the underdog, ready to help you and your family in whatever way I can.More About me
Some lawyers treat you as just another case number. I'm different. I'll listen to your story, understand your concerns, and shoulder your legal burden. It's natural to feel anxious or overwhelmed, but remember: there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Take it one step at a time.
As a lawyer at LegalAid, I practiced in every area of the law. When we work together to resolve your family concern or Social Security Disability issue, I draw on this broad base of knowledge. The guidance I provide you and your family will always be rooted in experience.
At Maria Dugan Law, I work with you, just not for you. I'll make sure to be involved every step of the way, helping you through the legal process so you can make informed decisions. From complex divorce proceedings to SSI applications, I'm ready to seek favorable results for you and your family.
Any kind of legal issue can be stressful. When that issue involves your family or your finances, it's easy to become intimidated, maybe even completely overwhelmed. However, you don't have to face any of this on your own.
A family law and Social Security Disability attorney can help you regain your footing and find your sense of direction. Legal issues like divorce, child custody, and paternity are frustrating, but they need not define who you are. Any kind of meaningful change in your life, from dividing your property after a divorce to attaining Social Security Disability benefits, is never easy—but it's always worth it. I'll be here to help you take steps forward to pursue the brighter future you deserve.
Up to 70 percent of Social Security Disability claims are denied after the initial application is submitted. This doesn't mean you should give up hope—the process is far from over. Since 2014, I've helped hundreds of Missouri residents move forward after an initial denial of SSDI or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits. You deserve a compassionate advocate willing to stand by your side for the long haul. I look forward to being that advocate.
Since 2014, I've offered compassionate counsel to clients throughout Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties, including Blue Springs, Independence, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, and Lee’s Summit. If you think you may qualify for SSDI or SSI, or if you are looking to resolve a family issue, set up a free consultation today.