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How Bankruptcy Can Help Foreclosure

When you are facing foreclosure, it is never easy, but while there are several alternatives, if you have other debts then filing for bankruptcy may be able to help you avoid foreclosure. Typically ...
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How Debt Destroys Your Estate

Many people today worry about the amount of money left to their surviving family members. It is difficult to organize all of your finances and make those decisions. One variable that many people have ...
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Dealing With Bankruptcy in Probate

Dealing With Bankruptcy in Probate There are many people who worry about their finances. One of the biggest fears for many people is leaving a financial mess behind after they are gone. With the ...
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When to Consider a Short Sale

There are times when being a homeowner can be stressful. For example, a homeowner may need to move out of the area or they cannot afford their mortgage payments anymore. These are legitimate issues ...
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What Purpose Does a Living Trust Serve?

A revocable trust, also referred to as a living trust, provides a means for the grantor to designate, and modify as necessary, estate and asset beneficiaries. Multiple advantages exist with living ...
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Bankruptcy and Medical Debt

California residents might like to know about a startup called Better. The organization wants to provide medical debt assistance to those struggling with out-of-network medical bills. The company ...
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4 Tips for Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

Looking to give someone guardianship over your children? Stipulating a future guardian for your kids is vital, just in case something terrible happens to you and your spouse. Here are some tips for ...
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The Upsides of Having a Living Trust

A living trust is a legal document in which your assets are held by another party for your benefit during life after which the trustee distributes them to your beneficiaries. These legal papers take ...
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How to Prevent Your Children from Fighting Over an Estate?

It happens frequently, whether the recently passed wants it to or not, but your family is likely to fight over your estate. With a good estate plan, money and property is divvied out fairly, but what ...
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5 Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans

Struggling with student debt? Student loan debts are best dealt with earlier rather than later. Here are a few tips for helping you pay off your student loans. Set Aside Money Set aside a set portion ...
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Can you Prevent Will Contests?

After a loved one has passed, the will is read and it goes into probate so the distribution of assets can begin. However, there will occasionally be some surprises in the will for some family members ...
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Do Not Let Creditor Harassment Control Your Life

Being in debt is not a situation you want to find yourself in. However, many people do find themselves in this situation. On top of the difficulties of trying to swim out of debt, you will also have ...
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Single? Childless? You Still Need an Estate Plan

These days people are living single more than ever before. Whether you never married, divorced, or are widowed, singles still need to plan their estate for after they pass. If anything, it is more ...
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Can Student Loans Be Discharged With Bankruptcy?

For college graduates, their student loans will be their greatest burden. For many, they will get a job right out of college and begin the long, slow grind of paying them off. However, life ...
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What is the Difference Between a Revocable Trust and an Irrevocable Trust?

For many, estate planning begins with setting up a trust. Both the revocable and irrevocable living trusts are good options, but only one is right for you. In order to make that decision, you need to ...
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Student Loan Debts and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

According to CNBC, there are “ 44 million Americans ” with student loan debt. If you find yourself falling into this category you are clearly not alone. It’s likely that if ...
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What Happens to Wage Garnishments After Bankruptcy?

For those who have looked into it, they know that wage garnishments set in place by their creditors can be removed when they file bankruptcy. At very least, once the automatic stay goes into place, ...
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Can Someone With Dementia Sign a Will or Trust?

When your loved one seems confused or even forgets who you are, even for just a moment, it can be devastating. However, all too often our loved ones leave their estate planning until they are older ...
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Ending Creditor Harassment After Your Debt Has Been Discharged in Bankruptcy

Discharging debts through chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy ends your legal responsibility to pay them and prohibits creditors from continuing their collection efforts. Sometimes, though, a creditor ...
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Top 3 Online Tools For Executors

While you initially may be flattered that someone trusted you enough to name you the executor of their estate, you will quickly find it can be a daunting task. As an executor, it is your duty to ...
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Filing For Bankruptcy: Regain Control Of Your Life

Does the very thought of filing for bankruptcy make you feel embarrassed? Are you ashamed of how things have turned out for you? There are always a variety of emotions that get in the way of someone ...
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Why Estate Planning is Essential to Your Legacy

Estate planning is an issue many people do not want to deal with. Thinking of yourself as gone from the world is not a pleasant thought. However, you need to have a plan in place for when you pass ...
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Why Filing Bankruptcy Does Not Make You A Bad Person

Society has a tendency to blame the victim, and this has caused a lot of misconceptions about people who have to file bankruptcy. Despite the common belief that those who file bankruptcy are ...
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Planning For Your Special Needs Loved One

If there is someone in your life who needs your care and protection, you want that care and protection to continue after your death. Each individual's situation is different, so special knowledge ...
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Wealth Transfer: Minimize Estate Taxes By Taking Prudent Steps Now

Trillions of dollars will fall into the hands of heirs in the next three decades as high net worth individuals retire. Responsible parents and grandparents minimize estate taxes by taking prudent ...
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