Who Owns What: Identifying Marital Assets During a Divorce

Asset division can get tricky during a divorce, and you can easily get a raw deal if you aren't careful. You need to know what is your individual property and what is marital property before the assets are divided. Here are four questions to help you with the distinction: What Does Your Marital Agreement Say? Marital agreements are contracts that you sign with your spouse shortly before or after tying the knot; prenuptial agreements are signed before marriage, and post-nuptial agreements are signed after marriage. [Read More]

Tips for Recovering from a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The decision to declare bankruptcy is a tough one, and one usually born of sleepless nights and anguished worries of what's to come. It's only natural to feel that way, since most people are extremely reluctant to admit that their financial situation has gotten so out of control that they have no alternative but bankruptcy. You should know, however, that your financial situation will begin improve the moment you file, and will only get better from there on. [Read More]

When You're Not Married: Finding A Palimony Lawyer When You Are Separating From A Partner

When you live with another individual as a couple, but you never get married, it can be difficult to divide your assets in the event of a breakup. The laws that apply to married couples in a divorce as they separate property do not pertain to unmarried couples unless the couple lives in one of the few states that has common law marriage or domestic partnerships. When two people aren't married, any property in each person's name and any debt that one has is the separate property of that individual. [Read More]