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Judicial Estoppel: Medical Malpractice Claim Survives Omission From Bankruptcy Schedule A/B

[ad_1] A chapter 7 trustee was allowed to pursue a medical malpractice claim that the debtor had failed to list in her papers, even where the trustee and the debtor had agreed to split the lawsuit proceeds. In this New Hampshire case, Alward v. Johnston, 2017-0080 (N.H. Dec. 21, 2018), the state’s supreme court disagreed with other courts that the debtor’s conduct in omitting the asset should be imputed to the bankruptcy trustee. The chapter 7 debtor had consulted with two different law firms before filing bankruptcy. Each firm declined to help her pursue a malpractice case based on failed back...

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3 Lessons To Learn From Jeff Bezos’ Divorce

[ad_1] The celebrity divorce of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie after 25 years of marriage has generated thousands of news headlines as legal experts are weighing in on what might happen to their $137 billion fortune. This split will go down as one of the most expensive divorces in history. Although most divorcing couples do not have nearly as much wealth at stake as the Bezos family, there still are some lessons to learn from their breakup. Get a prenup! Perhaps the most important takeaway is how valuable a prenuptial agreement can be in the event of divorce. Most of...

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7 Things You Should NEVER Do After An Unwanted Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Divorce, at its best, brings out the crazy in all of us.  An unwanted divorce will drive some people to the brink of insanity. If you’ve invested decades of your life, raised children with and loved, unconditionally someone who walks away from the marriage, the pain is indescribable. And, pain causes people to behave in ways that aren’t productive for them and anyone involved with them. Below are suggestions for what not to do if you’ve been on the receiving end of an unwanted divorce. My fervent desire is that anyone who needs this advice is able to move forward...

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Newbie Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

[ad_1] You’re bound to make a few rookie errors when trying out anything for the first time, whether it’s making homemade greek yogurt, growing heirloom tomatoes, or learning to drive. After all, learning is a process, and trial and error is a large part of that painful—yet essential—process. And when it comes to investing, you might be afraid to take the plunge for a number of reasons. There’s simply so much to get your head around. Plus, you’ve most likely heard horror stories of those who suffered huge losses in stocks simply because they didn’t know what they were doing. That being...

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Determining Child Support

[ad_1] For parents, there is an expectation attached to parenthood, where you, through your employment, earn enough money to provide a stable life for your children. Whether you are married, divorced, or single, this expectation remains consistent. For divorced couples, one parent is required to pay child support, in order to ensure the best life possible for your children. By doing so, you are ensuring that your children are given every opportunity to succeed. If you are a father, this often can fall on you. Many family courts work under the assumption that the fathers are the primary earners, when the reality can...

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GasBuddy = Gas Savings

[ad_1] Now more than ever clients and ordinary people are trying to save money any way they can.  People will seek out obvious ways to save such as eliminating eating out or for me, stop coffee purchases. But what about looking for not so obvious ways to save money? Gas is one of those necessary expenses we think we have no control over the price we pay. But, that may not be true. There is a service called GasBuddy. It is a free application you may download on your phone or use through their website to check the lowest price of...

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Life After Divorce: Embracing Your New Beginning

[ad_1]FTC Disclosure: We may be compensated if you make a purchase via a link on this site.Rebuilding your life after divorce is a scary and sometimes overwhelming process. So much has changed and you're probably struggling with a lot of negative emotions. The good news is that you won't always feel this way and you will eventually move past all the drama of the divorce. But in the meantime, the following article can help you understand why it's so hard right now and what you can do about it. Women and Divorce: How to take back your Life after Divorce by...

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The Disturbing Ways Divorce Can Impact Your Health

[ad_1] Figuring out how to survive and thrive after divorce is no easy task. Divorce is a life event that completely shakes up your life and can leave you feeling like a shell of your former self. It is not just the fact that your family is splitting apart, your living situation is changing, and your finances are taking a hit. Divorce also has a very real impact on your physical and mental health. Here are some of the most significant ways divorce can impact your health. Chronic stress Divorce is consistently ranked as one of the most stressful life events, and when that stress...

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Federal Workers: How to Protect Your Finances During the Government Shutdown

[ad_1] If you’re a furloughed government employee, you are likely feeling a good deal of stress and uncertainty about how to manage your finances during the government shutdown. While missing a paycheck is a financial moment no one wants to experience, there are many ways you can keep your financial health intact. There’s no need to panic just yet: use this time to take stock of the situation with these five steps. Determine your priority payments – and pick up the phone To start, take stock of your current financial responsibilities. Figure out what bills need to be paid now and what...

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5 Tips For Coping When Your Ex Lashes Out · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You’re not a good role model. Stop putting yourself out there, no one cares about how great you are. Don’t ever pretend you try and put the girls first. That is never the case. Ever been on the receiving end of negativity by an ex-spouse? Charly received these texts last week. Yet, how he chose to respond is what makes him an incredible human being, father, husband, and role model. This response is what I will share today. Charly wasn’t always this way. These messages ten years ago took a heavy toll on his own emotional and physical well-being. While he ran a profitable...

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