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Posted September 9th, 2019 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

‘Til death do us part? Credit card debt can live on after a loved one’s passing – here’s what to do We can all agree that families have plenty to deal with following the death of a member. There are funeral plans, mortgages, taxes and insurance issues, upkeep on properties, investment inventories, Social Security regulations,

Posted September 21st, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

If you look up “what are the most stressful life events,” divorce is second – right behind death of a spouse. In some ways both are synonymous. Each involves a death of sorts, and there is something else these events have in common. Both will require you to make critical, potentially life-altering decisions at a

Posted May 19th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Often times, when a marriage goes downhill, spouses may opt to separate rather than divorce. In some cases, a separation can be beneficial due to financial reasons, or it can allow both sides time to decide if divorce should be the final resolution. However, in many cases, opting for the path of least resistance may

Posted January 29th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Q: During a divorce, do you know how to get your name off the mortgage, if you’re not the one staying in the house? A: It is a common scenario when a divorce is pending. One spouse wants to stay in the family residence, the other agrees (usually cannot afford the mortgage on one income), and

Posted September 29th, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original Article by Hadley Malcolm for USA Today Amber Rodgers provides financial help with divorce, and can help people anticipate what their financial obligations might be after a divorce. For some, it can be a shock to transition from one lifestyle, to the next. When she was married, Rodgers had never followed a budget or

Posted August 22nd, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original Article by Ronald Lipman for Q: I agreed to let my ex-wife have our home when we divorced. However, she recently let it fall into foreclosure, and now my credit is ruined. I was going to buy a new home, but the lender has pulled my funding. Now I can’t find a company