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October 2018 Archives

Preparing your finances for an unexpected divorce isn't hard

There are two life events that can ruin your finances: a spouse's death and divorce. Unless you take steps to prepare for these, then you may find yourself grieving your loss while you're trying to find a way to get back on your feet financially once again. There are steps you can take to better prepare for events such as these though.

Many factors influence how custody is awarded in Maine

In Maine, family law judges are responsible for making decisions that they determine to be in a child's best interests. While state laws are written where it shouldn't matter whether the child's gender is aligned with that of the parent requesting custody, there are other factors that shape custody decisions.

How is credit-card debt handled during a divorce?

Oftentimes, conversations about property division during a divorce center around how couples will split up their home, car and other valuable assets. These conversations rarely center around how liabilities, such as credit-card debt, will be handled once the two of you go your separate ways. It's a discussion that the two of you will want to have, though, if you're planning to maintain your creditworthiness.

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