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common budgeting mistakes

Budgeting mistakes are common, especially when you’re young. Not all newlyweds are young adults, but many first-time marriages do involve people in their 20s. It’s common for newly married young adults to lack a nest and struggle to make ends meet. Learning to manage money takes time. This is why so many newlywed couples fall […]

does a married couple have to file bankruptcy together

There’s no easy answer to the question of timing when it comes to bankruptcy. In some cases, it may make sense to file jointly to protect both spouses’ assets and income. In other cases, it might be better for one spouse to file individually. Should You File Together? The decision of whether to file jointly […]

Am I responsible for my spouse’s debt in florida?

If you’re married and your spouse has a lot of debt, you may be wondering if that debt can force you into bankruptcy. Am I responsible for my spouse’s debt in Florida? The answer is maybe. Florida is an equitable distribution state. This means that property, assets, and debt are distributed fairly during a divorce. […]

divorce and bankruptcies

Divorce and bankruptcies are more common than many people realize. Financial problems make a stressful transition even more difficult. If you’re considering divorce and have financial problems, you might wonder if you need a bankruptcy attorney. In many cases, couples struggling with financial issues amid divorce benefit from working with a bankruptcy attorney. Your divorce […]

Can You File Bankruptcy without Your Spouse?

can you file bankruptcy without your spouse

Filing for bankruptcy is a decision that should not be taken lightly. It can affect your financial life and the way you deal with debt in the future. It’s a common option for married couples dealing with financial issues. But can you file bankruptcy without your spouse if the debt is his or her fault? […]

senior citizens and bankruptcy

Seniors are at a high risk of bankruptcy, but there are ways to avoid it. What do you need to know about senior citizens and bankruptcy? Many seniors no longer earn as they once did. They are on fixed incomes, so if anything unexpected occurs, it creates a financial disaster. Even those who invested in […]

What Happens If I Own Too Many Assets to File for Chapter 7?

hiding assets in bankruptcy

Does hiding assets in bankruptcy protect them from your creditors? If you own too many assets to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may still be able to file for Chapter 13. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you propose a repayment plan to the court that lasts for three to five years. During that time, […]

bankruptcy after retirement

Many retirees decide to file for bankruptcy as a way to get a fresh start. But finding the right lawyer to help you through the process can be tricky. This is especially true when filing for bankruptcy after retirement. Here are five tips for finding the best bankruptcy lawyer to help you file for bankruptcy […]

Does Declaring Bankruptcy Affect My Retirement Savings

When you’re struggling with debt, the thought of bankruptcy might cross your mind. But what would that mean for your retirement savings? Does declaring bankruptcy affect retirement savings? Here are 5 things to know about retirement savings and bankruptcy: 1. Bankruptcy Courts Protect Your 401(k) from Creditors If you’re considering bankruptcy, you may be wondering […]

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for Me?

Reverse mortgages in Florida

Reverse mortgages in Florida are loans that allow homeowners 62 and older to borrow against the equity in their homes. You can use the loan for any purpose, including paying off debt, making home repairs, or financing a long-term care event. How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work? A reverse mortgage works by giving the homeowner […]

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5 Common Budgeting Mistakes Newlyweds Make and How to Avoid Them

Budgeting mistakes are common, especially when you’re young. Not all newlyweds are young adults, but many first-time marriages do involve...
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When Should Married Couples File for Bankruptcy Together?

There's no easy answer to the question of timing when it comes to bankruptcy. In some cases, it may make...
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Can Your Spouses Debt Force You Into Bankruptcy?

If you're married and your spouse has a lot of debt, you may be wondering if that debt can force...
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Do You Need a Bankruptcy Attorney If You’re Divorcing with Financial Problems?

Divorce and bankruptcies are more common than many people realize. Financial problems make a stressful transition even more difficult. If...
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Can You File Bankruptcy without Your Spouse?

Filing for bankruptcy is a decision that should not be taken lightly. It can affect your financial life and the...
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How Seniors Can Avoid Bankruptcy

Seniors are at a high risk of bankruptcy, but there are ways to avoid it. What do you need to...
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What Happens If I Own Too Many Assets to File for Chapter 7?

Does hiding assets in bankruptcy protect them from your creditors? If you own too many assets to qualify for Chapter...
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How to Find the Best Lawyer for Filing for Bankruptcy after Retirement

Many retirees decide to file for bankruptcy as a way to get a fresh start. But finding the right lawyer...
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Does Declaring Bankruptcy Affect My Retirement Savings?

When you're struggling with debt, the thought of bankruptcy might cross your mind. But what would that mean for your...
Read More

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for Me?

Reverse mortgages in Florida are loans that allow homeowners 62 and older to borrow against the equity in their homes....
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