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Bankruptcy and Divorce: Can the Lender Be Forced to Remove an Ex’s Name from the Title?

Many individuals find themselves wishing there was a magical method to force a lender to remove an “ex’s” name from the deed to a house post-divorce. They find themselves unable to refinance even if the home was given to them as a part of the divorce decree. Some assume that they should be able to file …

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HELOC and bankruptcy: Negotiating, Foreclosing or Settling?

If you have questions regarding how filing for bankruptcy will affect your home equity line of credit, meet with an attorney and have HELOC and bankruptcy explained to you before proceeding. When you file for bankruptcy, the trustee reviews your case. If the trustee has no issues with your petition, you receive a discharge. This …

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Bankruptcy and Divorce: When Your Ex Files Without Adhering to the Property Settlement Agreement

So you filed for divorce. During the divorce process, a Property Settlement Agreement (also known as the Marital Settlement Agreement) was created detailing out the division of assets and liabilities. In this agreement, it’s common for the family home to be designated to one of the two parties. When this occurs, it is also common …

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Home Equity and Filing for Bankruptcy: Limited Protection for the Equity in Your Home

Before filing for bankruptcy, you’ll want to educate yourself on the laws concerning home equity and filing for bankruptcy. Due to the limitations on how much of your home’s equity can be protected through Chapter 7 bankruptcy (limitations vary by state), some bankruptcy petitioners find themselves in need of some cold hard cash in order …

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Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy: The Fast Method

Everyone knows that a bankruptcy doesn’t destroy your credit forever. The mark only stays on your credit report for up to 10 years. Even while the mark is on your credit report, appropriate financial activity can improve your credit score to the point where you won’t notice the negative effect anymore. No one wants to …

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How Does Chapter 7 Affect an Irrevocable Trust to a Minor?

Individuals in financial trouble can file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in order to wipe their debt slate clean. It provides a fresh financial start. Filing for Chapter 7 means surrendering control of your assets. Assets are managed by the bankruptcy trustee assigned to your case and may be liquidated or sold in order to provide payment …

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