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Pros and cons: Uncontested versus contested divorce

When you’re thinking of getting a divorce, a key consideration may be -- how hard do you really want to fight?

There might be children, housing, property and a business to consider. Then there’s also your future to think about, your reputation and the emotional toll of this often-distraught process. There’s a lot on the line, so taking the right path will be about choosing what is important to you.

Helpful hints to avoid debt consolidation traps

It almost goes without saying that consumers look forward to receiving their federal income tax refunds. For many, their refund is the largest check they may receive during the year. The average tax return is the equivalent to an extra month’s income.

Many refund recipients use the extra money to fund vacations, while others use it to pay off debts. Unfortunately for some people, their tax refund is not enough to climb out of significant debt. At the same time, they may be approached by debt consolidation firms.

Dealing with medical expenses through bankruptcy

With today’s economic conditions, serious injuries or illnesses can cause serious financial upheaval. Prolonged ailments requiring long recovery periods can deprive people of their ability to earn a living. Many working Americans have health insurance through their employment, but more often than not, such coverage does not cover mounting expenses caused by serious and prolonged illnesses.

Real Stories about Medical Expenses

Could you face surprise medical bills from an illness?

This has been a tough flu season in many parts of the country. When the flu or some other illness cuts through an area, it can leave many people with unexpected health care needs. This could include needing an ambulance or care at an emergency room. These care needs can have a variety of expenses attached to them.

Credit card debt soars above trillion-dollar mark

Having credit card debt does not mean that you are a failure. Although credit card debt could arise from risky spending habits, it can also accumulate simply from purchasing groceries and keeping the lights on in your home. You aren’t a bad parent or spouse for doing your best to provide for your family despite financial strain.

Actually, this type of debt is a national problem that rose significantly during 2017. Last year, the total amount of unpaid funds finally exceeded a trillion dollars, which works out to about $16,883 in debt per American household. This does not even count other kinds of debt, such as medical bills or student loans, which often accompany high credit card balances.

Bankruptcy after divorce

If you have recently been through a divorce, you know how much your life has change. Perhaps one of the changes that you were hoping for, relief from debt, hasn't happened to your satisfaction. Divorce and financial stress are closely related so this situation is very common.

If you are looking to start your life over and are considering bankruptcy after your divorce, there are many things you have to consider. It's not always an easy process and it may or may not be right for your situation. It's always best to have an attorney who is skilled in bankruptcy and family law to help you through the process.

Considering a title loan? DON'T!!!

Everyone goes through periods in life when cash at hand isn't enough to cover expenses. Whether facing a lay off or an unexpected medical expense, if bills are piling up you may be looking at alternative ways to quickly get additional funds.  Best advise is DON'T do a Title Loan.  Title and Pay Day loans are one of the quickest ways to find yourself in bankruptcy.  Best advice is to start an emergency fund for yourself today.  Just $10.00 per week is a great start.  Start it and don't touch it. 

How to cope with a divorce during the season of love

If you are in the middle of a divorce at this time of the year, no doubt you have felt stressed at some point or another. After all, Valentine's Day and a divorce are two big events on their own. But when they happen at the same time? You have to deal with the potential for emotional turmoil as you see marketing messages and friend's social media posts espousing love.

During a divorce, you may feel downright overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are a few strategies that you can use to cope during this complicated time. Below, we have compiled a list of four tips for you to follow.

Ways you can stay a part of your business after a divorce

You spent a lot of time and effort working with your spouse to build a successful business. But now, an event has happened that has thrown the future of the business, and your role in it, up in the air. You and your spouse are divorcing.

When a married couple that also runs a business together gets divorced, among the big issues to tackle in the divorce is what will happen with the business. As a NerdWallet article notes, there are multiple ways this issue could be resolved.

The potential consequences of using a debt settlement service

When owing a large sum of money, people look for solutions that can help them work through the debt they owe. One option that people may investigate is a debt settlement service.

One point of confusion that some people have is they will conflate debt settlement with bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is the legal process of having some of your debt discharged. Debt settlement, on the other hand, may reduce the amount you owe, but does not necessarily discharge the debt you owe.


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