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Unique Little-Known Ways to Find Grants And Scholarships

[ad_1] College isn’t getting more affordable, and student loans affect millions of people every year. One way to avoid that? Apply for more scholarships and grants to reduce the cost of tuition. But applying for these can be difficult, time-consuming and overwhelming. Many scholarships are for small sums and don’t seem to be worth the effort it takes to apply. Some students just get too tired at the end of the year to care. The trick is finding little-known scholarships and grants that other students don’t consider. Here are our best tips on finding these scholarships and having your application approved. Ask Advisors...

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8 Tips For Single Moms · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Child discipline in an intact family is a responsibility shared between Mom and Dad. Once there is a divorce the custodial parent will have to take on the majority of this responsibility. Non-custodial parents should remain as actively involved in child discipline as possible but it only makes sense that the parent spending more time with the child will end up doing most of the work where discipline is concerned.It is a dirty job but someone has to do it! It is especially important that children who are struggling to cope with the changes in their family be given...

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Don’t Waste Energy on Your Former Marriage

[ad_1] It can creep into your mind. Something can trigger the thought, and suddenly, a rush of feelings from the divorce experience surface, causing you to relive the emotional rollercoaster. You are forced to relive the stress of having to spend the money necessary to have proper legal representation, and you are forced to relive the pain of letting go of the person that you vowed to spend your life with. This complicated assortment of emotions can cause your mind to wander. You can find yourself questioning many of the decisions you and your ex-spouse made and wondering if you did...

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Veterans & Bankruptcy: Do I Lose My Benefits if I File Bankruptcy? NO!

[ad_1] Do you ever wonder how bad rumors get started?  Bad headlines don’t help. Congress is considering the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act.  Part of the HAVEN Act will correct an injustice suffered by many U.S. vets who receive service-related disability income.  In bankruptcy law, if you receive disability from Social Security, it is not “counted” in the Means Test.  But if the disability check comes from the military, then it does count.  Even though veteran benefits have all the same protections as Social Security otherwise.  That’s not fair.  The HAVEN Act, among other things, intends to correct...

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What is Gained by Filing a Fault Divorce?

[ad_1] Question: Do I stand to gain anything from a fault-based divorce as opposed to a no-fault divorce?Pennsylvania divorce attorney WIlliam Phelan Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice. Where I do practice in Pennsylvania, in order for the Court to take up a divorce case and hear the related issues, it needs to have proper grounds to do so. Pennsylvania is one of the few states remaining that will allow grounds due to the fault of one...

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Here Is How To Pay Off Student Loans In College

[ad_1] The student loan crisis has reached a fever pitch. It’s become a national epidemic, one that reached $1.5 trillion in 2018. Paying off student loans is a rite of passage for twenty-somethings, one that often begins just a few months after college graduation. But for some students, making payments in college is possible. Even if you think you can’t contribute much, making payments before you graduate can reduce your total interest and decrease your overall loan burden. Paying off student loans in college isn’t as difficult as passing Econ or finding out why your ex ghosted you. Read below to find out...

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8 Smart Family Lawyer Tips to Make Your Divorce Easier · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  When I started as a family lawyer over 13 years ago, I was as new to the divorce process as anyone else. Having now been involved with hundreds of cases, some more difficult than others, I’ve learned some sage advice to give my clients. Divorce is by no means an easy thing to go through, but there are some things that you can do to make the process a little bit simpler and easier for you.Here Are 8 Smart Lawyer Tips to Make Your Divorce Easier:Observe Proper TimingDivorce is as important as a couple’s decision as getting married is....

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Consumer Commission – Student Loan Discharge Recommendations

[ad_1] The American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy issued its final report last week.   This is the first in a series of articles about those recommendations.  To see more information about the Commission, follow this link. As a commissioner, I can tell you that the subject of student loans in bankruptcy was probably the single most popular topic of suggestions to and discussions  within the Commission. And the Commission took that to heart. Most critically, we recommended bankruptcy law be re-written to allow for more student loans to be discharged — or paid — in bankruptcy cases.  The very first...

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3 Tips To Survive (And Thrive) After Divorce

[ad_1] Surviving divorce is no easy task no matter how tough you are. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, divorce is the second-most stressful life event behind only the death of a spouse or child. Divorce recovery is a process that takes a lot of time and meticulous self-care. It is a process that oftentimes takes guys longer to bounce back from than women. There are numerous factors that make moving on after divorce so difficult. When you get married and start a family, you think you have your future figured out, but divorce flips your plans upside down, forcing...

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Should You Be Dating While Going Through A Divorce? · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Let’s say the dating thing worked out and you met someone fantastic, and you are so excited and cannot wait for everyone to meet him because he is so great! While it is true a happy parent can make for happy children, it is necessary to be conscious about how a new partner can affect the dynamics with your kids. Deciding when and how to make an introduction between your significant other and your children must be done in a thoughtful manner where there is a balance between all concerned parties—this includes you, your children, your new man, and yes,...

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