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How Bankruptcy Affects Your Spouse

Bankruptcy might seem like the ultimate solution to all your financial woes. But if you're married, filing for bankruptcy could affect your spouse, too. This is a complex issue with many factors to consider. Let me explain what happens when one spouse files for bankruptcy and the potential effects on your spouse's credit, property, and financial future.

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Divorcing Later in Life

Divorce is never easy, but divorcing later in life comes with unique challenges that younger couples might not face. As an attorney who has practiced law since 1980, and having gone through a divorce myself, I understand the difficulties associated with “gray divorce.”

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Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop a Foreclosure?

The prospect of foreclosure can be a stressful experience for homeowners facing financial difficulties. With the current state of the economy today, more homeowners are facing the frightening prospect of losing their homes. However, in some cases, filing for bankruptcy can provide relief and potentially stop the foreclosure process.

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, many divorces last just a few months, so you're looking at anywhere from 60 days to about half a year. However, highly contested divorces can take much longer due to the involvement of a judge and court proceedings.

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When Is Filing Bankruptcy a Good Option?

As an experienced attorney, I've had many clients come to my office in Kingsport, Tennessee, feeling overwhelmed by their financial situation. They're grappling with mounting debts and see no way out. It's in these moments that the question often arises: Is bankruptcy a good option?

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Preparing for Divorce

As an experienced Tennessee divorce attorney, I understand just how overwhelming this legal process can feel. But, believe me, there are ways to make it easier. Today, I'm going to share with you some essential steps that can help simplify the road ahead.

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How Long Does Bankruptcy Appear on a Credit Report?

Life is full of challenges, and certainly one of them is financial. You never know when an emergency is going to strike, whether it be medical, auto- or home-related, or just a period of unemployment.

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Your Right to Retirement Assets

Divorce is never an easy process, and sorting out your financial situation can be one of the most difficult aspects of divorce. In order to ensure that your voice is heard and that you can start over with a fair divorce settlement, you should enlist the help of a family law attorney.

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Understanding the Rights and Limitations of Creditors

Under both federal and state laws, creditors, third-party collection agencies, and debt collectors are permitted to contact and interact reasonably with debtors in order to recover outstanding debts. In addition, these federal and state statutes outline the limits regarding what creditors can do, including when and how they can contract debtors.

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Bankruptcy FAQs

Filing for bankruptcy is not a decision to be taken lightly and should ideally be done after thoroughly educating yourself on your options and consulting with a bankruptcy attorney. That said, although you may be nervous or scared to take the plunge, for many people, bankruptcy can be an important step to get them back on their feet financially and working toward a more stable future. Below are some common bankruptcy FAQs I’ve heard from clients over the years that can give you a better understanding of what to expect.

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