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Ways to defend against a criminal charge
Criminal Defense

There are many ways in which Michigan residents can choose to defend themselves against a criminal charge. In some cases, it can be best to tell the truth and hope that the jury is sympathetic to that person’s story. Of course, it is generally not in an individual’s best interest to lie. Therefore, any story […]

Oct 16, 2018
Overdue child support and getting a home loan
Family Law

Parents in Michigan who are delinquent in paying child support may find it difficult to obtain a loan to purchase a home. Delinquent child support is classified as a derogatory credit event and can lower the likelihood of getting approved for a loan. However, there are ways parents can address their overdue child support to […]

Oct 10, 2018
Debt settlement has costs
Bankruptcy

For Michigan consumers who are struggling to pay their credit card debts, it can feel impossible to catch up. In some cases, the balances outstanding are simply too high to pay down, and the cardholder might want to pursue debt settlement. Settling credit card debts is a legitimate process, but there are potential downsides that […]

Oct 2, 2018
Bankruptcy puts a new light on marriage preparations
Uncategorized

You are no doubt looking forward to your wedding day. The invitations have been sent out, and the preparations are actually going smoothly. There is only one little issue: Your groom-to-be has recently declared bankruptcy. How will this affect your marriage? Credit history questions You may wonder if the bad credit history your future husband […]

Sep 27, 2018
Gray divorce more common, can cause health problems
Family Law

Divorce has been linked to depression and stress that can exacerbate existing health conditions and increase the risk of other problems for seniors. People in Texas who are approaching or going through a divorce later in life should keep the increased likelihood of health issues in mind. Knowing what to expect allows for preparation so […]

Sep 24, 2018
The positives of getting a prenup
Family Law

A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is a legal document that individuals can use to specify how their assets will be handled should they get a divorce. Couples in Pennsylvania who are thinking about getting married should carefully consider how prenups could protect their financial interests. One situation in which a prenup is advisable is when […]

Sep 19, 2018
Credit card debt forgiveness is rarely a panacea
Bankruptcy

Credit card debt forgiveness may seem like an attractive option to Michigan residents who are struggling financially, but they may find that pursuing this course of action is futile because debt collectors expect a sizeable upfront payment before agreeing to forgive part of what is owed. Another problem with debt forgiveness is that it does […]

Sep 13, 2018
Planning for the school year following divorce
Family Law

Any new school year in Michigan comes with an understandable range of emotions for children, from apprehension about new teachers and classes to excitement about playing favorite sports. For children adjusting to a post-divorce life that includes splitting time between two homes, there can be added stress associated with getting back to school, especially if […]

Sep 4, 2018