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Tips to Stop A Foreclosure

Mortgage companies don't want to foreclose on a home unless they have to. Unless you are way behind on your payments, they may be willing to talk to you and work through your problems so that you ...
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More Potential Options During a Foreclosure

It can be difficult to go through a foreclosure. You are going to have to find somewhere else to live. Even worse, your credit will be affected. It can actually take a few years to get yourself back ...
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Potential Options During a Foreclosure

Going through a foreclosure can be difficult. Not only are you losing your home, you will have to find a new place to live, with less than ideal credit. You may struggle for several years until you ...
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Guidelines for Deciding Whether to Contest a Will

If there is anything worse than death, it is probably a will contest. As painful as it might be to be deprived of an expected inheritance and not be able to ever know the reason why, fighting the ...
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Medical Debt Woes and Bankruptcy: Addressing the No. 1 Reason to File

When people think of personal bankruptcy, they often imagine a person who live beyond their means, throwing elaborate parties in the Hollywood Hills or dining out at expensive French rooftop bistros. ...
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Tips for Retirees Filing for a "Gray" Bankruptcy

A person is never too old to make a fresh start when it comes to their personal finance. A growing number of older Californians are turning to bankruptcy to give them some breathing room in their ...
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How Challenging is a Trust Contest vs. a Contested Will?

After sitting down with an attorney to figure out estate planning needs, many people wonder whether "fights" will take place after their death. As far as your wishes for assets after death, ...
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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and How It Differs from Chapter 7

Bankruptcy is a serious cause for concern by anyone, however, there are several different forms of bankruptcy. Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are 2 of the more serious kinds but the ...
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Politicians Discuss Student Loans and Bankruptcy

For years, it's been nearly impossible for many student loan borrowers to say good-bye to their college debt. But members of the Trump administration recently said they plan to review the high ...
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Leaving Your Assets to an IRA Trust to Create a Family Fortune

Turning your IRA into a family fortune is as simple as leaving your assets to an IRA trust. According to an article by The Street, an estate planning attorney often helps families minimize taxes while ...
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Keeping Your Car Is Possible In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Owning a car is the foundation of financial stability. Unless you live in one of the few large U.S. cities that has reliable public transportation, you need your car to keep your job, and paycheck, as ...
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Special Needs Planning: Helping Children with Addictions

Parents who have children with special needs often pursue special-needs trusts used to supplement disability benefits. But a growing number of adult children suffer with addiction and mental illnesses ...
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How Tax Reform Changes to Roth IRA's Affects Estate Planning

How Tax Reform Changes to Roth IRA's Affects Estate Planning New tax laws will inevitably change whether some people take a standard deduction or itemize. For people concerned about their ...
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The Primary Reasons to Consider a Living Trust

If you are currently going through the process of estate planning, then you have likely been told at one point or another that you should consider a living trust rather than relying on just a will. ...
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Medicaid Look-back Period Explained: What You Should Know

The look back period is one of the most misunderstood areas of Medicaid. It deals with asset transfers and how this could affect the eligibility of elderly people who are looking for long-term ...
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What You Need to Know About the Power of Bankruptcy Judges

For anyone with debts who is considering filing for bankruptcy, the process can appear daunting. There are many quirks in the system, including the fact that bankruptcy court judges do not have the ...
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The Importance of Avoiding Late Loan Payments

Everybody knows they shouldn't wait until after the due date to make their loan payments. Yet, life can get in the way sometimes, and before you know it, you're late on a payment. On-time ...
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Keeping It In The Family: Parent-Child Transfers and How to Avoid Unreported Gifts

An important element of your financial portfolio includes estate planning - who will receive your assets, how will they be bestowed and protecting the value of the assets in the transfer. One option ...
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Foreclosure Credit Tips

A foreclosure can be damaging to your credit. It is just about as bad as filing for bankruptcy so you should talk to your lender and find a way to fix the problem. Once your credit is affected, it ...
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The Benefits of Hiring a Foreclosure Attorney

Are struggling to keep up with your house payments? If so, then you may be fearing imminent foreclosure and the threat of losing your home. However, the earlier in the process that you consult a ...
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Revocable Living Trusts Vs Wills - Which Is Right for You?

When planning your estate and figuring out a way to leave your assets to your children, you can choose to set up a will or a revocable living trust. Both have their pros and cons. Here are a few ...
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Will a Foreclosure Get Rid of My Debt?

Most people struggle to pay all of their bills. They live paycheck to paycheck, some with the help of their credit card. Though it is awful to lose a home, there might also be some relief. You are ...
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How to Know if Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Might Help You

The Supreme Court said in a case called Grogan v. Garner that the Bankruptcy Code is supposed to give a second chance to the "honest but unfortunate debtor." The United States values free ...
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In Bankruptcy: Some Debts Are Non-Dischargeable

Large debts can be incredibly frustrating, which is why many people consider filing for bankruptcy. While it is true that bankruptcy can offer significant relief from high financial obligations, not ...
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Legitimate, IRS-recognized Trusts That Can Reduce Your Tax Liability

Benjamin Franklin once said only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Unfortunately, he did not live to see the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognize and permit the use of trusts to ...
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