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Blog » CHAPTER 7 PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY: TO REAFFIRM THE MORTGAGE OR NOT?

Date: Jul 20, 2012

Many clients going through the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy process are asked by their mortgage company to "reaffirm" their mortgage. There is no requirement that you reaffirm your mortgage and what is more, there are certain advantages in not doing so. Many Chapter 7 clients wrongly believe that the bank will take their home if they do not reaffirm the mortgage. You get to keep your home so as long as you have kept the mortgage current and continue to pay.

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Blog » Gay Marriage In Connecticut: Hazardous To Your Wealth?

Date: Aug 2, 2011

You’re gay. You live in Connecticut. You want to marry.

The question is, will you be treated financially in the same manner as heterosexual couples? The answer is yes and no.

The Connecticut Supreme Court recognized gay marriage in 2008 and the legislature codified it. Essentially, this made the state's laws on marriage and divorce gender and orientation neutral.

But the word 'essentially' is where the rub lies. Because the federal government and some states don't recognize same sex marriages, these couples face a number of challenges impacting the transfer of wealth upon marriage, divorce or death. Over 1,000 federal laws take marital status into account, often with negative consequences.

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News » Divorce and Debt: What You Owe and What You Don't

Date: May 3, 2011

As featured in WalletPop's "Divorce and Debt: What You Owe and What You Don't"

Blog » THE JUDGE DOESNíT CARE ABOUT YOUR HUSBANDíS AFFAIR

Date: Apr 19, 2011

By some estimates, upwards of 50% of married persons will have an extramarital affair. With such a large number of people cheating on each other, it is no wonder that infidelity (adultery) is an all too common reason why couples get a divorce. The emotions that are engendered in a divorce run the spectrum from betrayal to indignation. There may even exist a genuine desire to seek revenge against a cheater through the divorce process. Many individuals are wrongly convinced at the outset of the divorce – often by friends, family or media misconceptions – that a court will make the cheater “pay” by distributing more of the marital assets to the non-cheating spouse.

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