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Debt and Divorce
Spouse asks for divorce
If you’ve been blindsided by divorce papers, you’re not alone. Many people come to our Fort Worth family law firm in a state of shock because they had no inkling their spouse was thinking about divorce. While going through a divorce is never easy, there are steps you can take to protect your interests and...
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Empty pockets
If you’re going through a divorce, it’s essential to be proactive about keeping your finances in check, because if you don’t, there will be consequences. Unfortunately, many people end up with a smaller divorce settlement than expected because they either lived beyond their means or spent community funds on themselves that had to be reconciled...
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Downside of hiring mediator
You and your spouse have decided to divorce and want to save on legal fees. We don’t blame you! But we do want to warn you about one option you may think will cost you less: Hiring a mediator to represent both of you during a divorce in Texas. Why? We’ve seen too many cases...
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Whether it’s a mortgage, medical debt, credit card debt or student loans, dealing with financial burdens can be incredibly difficult. It might be keeping you up at night or dominating your thoughts throughout the day as you worry about how to make payments. On top of it all, you have debt collection agencies constantly calling,...
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Here’s the most obvious statement of the decade:  credit card companies make a lot of money. And they do it by charging late fees and interest when their card holders don’t pay off their balance every month. But cardholders know what they’re getting into so they have no one to blame but themselves, right? Not...
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Some Texas residents may be interested in the way finances are affected by divorce. After a divorce, financial dynamics may change. The cost of living may lessen, but household income levels might shrink and other costs such as alimony or child support may be added. Division of property may result in one spouse remaining in...
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Texas residents may be surprised to learn that around 43 million Americans have medical debt on their credit reports, and about a third of them have otherwise excellent credit. The importance of FICO scores makes removing negative items from a credit report a matter of some importance, but it can be a time consuming and...
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