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When Should You Make Changes to Your Will?

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Changing your will isn’t something you should do lightly, but it is something that you may need to do on occasion. It’s important that you keep your will updated—if you don’t, parts of your estate may become tied up in probate court for months. It’s also possible someone could challenge your will if it appears...  read more

Bankruptcy Isn’t Always a Sign of Financial Irresponsibility

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

If you’ve filed for bankruptcy in the past, you probably told as few people about it as possible. Almost everyone sees bankruptcy as an embarrassment and as a sign of financial failure. After all, declaring bankruptcy does appear to be tantamount to saying that you’ve been so horrible with your money that you can never...  read more

Will Bankruptcy Make it Harder to Find Work?

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

If you’re thinking about filing bankruptcy and are considering changing jobs in the near future, you may wonder if you’ll easily be able to do so. Bankruptcy does have a major effect on your credit, but how much of an effect does your credit have on potential employment opportunities? Will any new potential employer be...  read more

How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Children?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Filing for bankruptcy can have a ripple effect that spreads beyond your personal finances. It may affect your spouse, and it can even affect your children. If you’re considering bankruptcy as a way of handling debt, you should understand how it can affect your children and their future as well as your own. Your Children’s...  read more

What Are My Duties as an Estate Executor?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

If you have been named the executor of a loved one’s estate, that person is trusting you to handle all of their affairs as they would wish. It’s an honor, but it can also be a difficult task. Before someone names you as their executor, they will likely ask if it’s a job you want....  read more

My Spouse Has a Bankruptcy in their Past – Will it Affect Me?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

If you’re planning on getting married or are already married and learn that your significant other has declared bankruptcy in the past, you may be concerned about how it will affect you. You’ve worked hard on your credit score and credit history, and you don’t want it to be destroyed by something your spouse did...  read more

Tips for Selecting Your Executor

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

When you die, you want to make certain that your estate is dispersed according to your wishes. Selecting the right executor is a key part of ensuring this occurs. The executor acts on your behalf and has all of the legal powers regarding your property as you did. They are able to pay your debts,...  read more

How Does Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Tax Return?

Friday, March 1st, 2019

When you file for bankruptcy, you may think it’s a one-time action, but it’s not. Bankruptcy will follow you for years, and the consequences of filing can impact your ability to join the military, work in certain sectors, and get loans. That doesn’t mean bankruptcy isn’t the best course of action at times—it can certainly...  read more

Can I File for Bankruptcy During My Divorce?

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Dealing with a divorce is never easy, and it often puts you in a very difficult place financially. If you and your soon-to-be-ex have already started separating your incomes, you may already be operating off a budget smaller than what you’re used to. Divorce also means paying a number of legal fees. This can leave...  read more

Wills vs Trusts – The Basics

Friday, February 1st, 2019

When it comes to determining how you will leave your assets to your heirs, you have a number of options. While most people think of a will as the main tool of estate planning, trusts are another great option. In fact, in many instances, a trust is a better option. Before you decide how to...  read more

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