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Can I File Chapter 13 if I am Self Employed?

[ad_1] Can you file a Chapter 13 debt consolidation case if you are self employed? Yes, you can but expect the process to be more difficult, burdensome and expensive than it would be if you are a salaried employee. Chapter 13 works best when your income and expenses are steady and consistent. When you file Chapter 13 you will be proposing a repayment plan to the bankruptcy judge. Your plan modifies the rights of your creditors and it must meet all the requirements of the bankruptcy code. When you file your case, a Chapter 13 trustee will be assigned to verify the...

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8 Mistakes You’re Making When It Come To Dating After Divorce

[ad_1]You didn’t expect to wind up back in the dating pool when you exchanged vows in front of your family and friends. Now you are alone again and longing for a new relationship. Whether you are happy or sad about it, it’s definitely not easy. Are you still hoping to find love again? If so, don’t despair. There is a great chance of finding just the right partner for you. In order to get to that goal, you will most likely have to go on a few dates. Avoid these 8 dating mistakes in order to give yourself the best chance of...

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8 Tips To Help Dads Prepare For A Custody Battle

[ad_1] When it comes to child custody battles, the deck is often stacked against dads. There are numerous gender stereotypes that work against fathers in all family law matters, but they seem especially pronounced in child custody issues. The unfortunate reality is that child custody is the practice area of divorce that tends to cause the most heated disagreements. Divorce can impact nearly every aspect of your life, but matters such as property division and spousal support pale in comparison to the relationship you have with your kids. Far too frequently, dads are relegated to a secondary parent role when custody...

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Credit Card Reviews: The Best Credit Cards for Restaurants

[ad_1] From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated by some of the links that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint Partners were added after the creation of the posting.  Mint Partners had no influence on the creation, direction or focus of this article unless otherwise specifically stated.    If diving into a meal at a hot new restaurant is a highlight of your week, or you just frequent eat at restaurants of any kind, a credit card with bonus dining rewards may be perfect for you. While...

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Improving Shared Parenting

[ad_1] For a child of divorce, conflict after one home becomes two can be a reminder of what they have lost. It can weigh on them and cause problems with their mental health, conduct and development.Depending on their age and maturity, children in these situations may display regressive behavior, such as wetting the bed, needing a pacifier, separation anxiety, throwing tantrums, or physical manifestations of their feelings, such as headaches or stomach pains.According to New York University, they may blame themselves or any bad conduct that they may display on the divorce, and if the child is older, they...

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How to Talk Money in a Relationship: Dos and Don’ts

[ad_1] My good friend Dave once went on a date with a woman who straight-up asked him which tax bracket he fell into. Taken aback by the woman’s lack of tact and transparent criteria for a partner, Dave swiftly changed the subject. After he paid for dinner, they went their separate ways. As you can imagine, there was no second date. While there are obvious faux pas with what money questions to ask while dating, it’s mission-critical to discuss finances when you’re coupled. Easier said than done, right? In the U.S., talking about one’s finances is typically considered more taboo than...

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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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