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September 2013 Archives

Divorce and Bankruptcy

Sometimes, life kicks you while you are down. Often times, financial stress causes marital problems contributing to divorce. The financial woes which caused problems in the marriage often get worse during and after the divorce process.

List of Things (property, assets) You May Keep When Filing Bankruptcy in New York State

Below are lists of what you are entitled to keep following a bankruptcy filing. If you have assets which are not exempt, either because they are worth too much or do not fit with one of the available exemptions listed below, you may still be able to keep the property. You may be able to keep all or most of your assets through either a Chapter 13 filing or buy negotiating a "buy-back" of your property with the bankruptcy trustee. Consult with a local bankruptcy attorney for answers any specific questions you have about asset retention.

Top Reasons Divorce Lawyers Are Hated

The process of divorce is difficult enough without involving attorneys who increase the acrimony. The common perception of the divorce attorney is of an insensitive, aggressive individual who fights like a bulldog no matter what the issue. While you should have a divorce attorney who will protect your rights and fight if necessary, having an attorney who is easy to hate may not be the best idea. If you cannot stand to be around your divorce lawyer, chances are your divorce will be equally uncomfortable. When children are involved, finding an attorney with the right skill and personality is of utmost importance.

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