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How does divorce affect bankruptcy?
Your name won't come off the mortgage in a divorce, but bankruptcy will clear your liability.
Keep house with Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Going the Chapter 13 bankruptcy route takes longer than Chapter 7 but you'll probably keep the roof over your head, says the Bankruptcy Adviser.
Americans' financial focus: Paying debt, rather than saving
As Americans dig out of debt, find out which groups struggle the most with their bills.
3 things to know about debt and the statute of limitations
What does the statute of limitation mean for debt? Find out how this law protects you.
3 tactics debt collectors can't use on military personnel
Service members have rights when facing abusive practices by debt collectors.
Reaffirm car loan after bankruptcy?
Agreeing to pay a loan after it's cleared by bankruptcy is only beneficial in a few instances.
Should I file bankruptcy for $12K debt?
Bankruptcy isn't a cure-all. You should avoid it if you can't afford these consequences.
7 celebrities gone bankrupt
Being famous doesn't mean you can manage your finances. These celebrities couldn't.
3 ways to lose a HELOC, keep the house
When a HELOC is secured by your home, one of these options may help you to keep your property.
Best way to pay $80,000 credit card bill?
A new mortgage to pay off crushing debts may not be in your interest.
File bankruptcy myself, stop garnishment?
You don't need a lawyer, but you do need to take these steps to protect pay through bankruptcy.
When you take out a personal loan, should you agree to buy the credit insurance?
We help you decide if payment protection coverage is worthwhile or a waste of money.
When debt won’t die: How to battle 'zombie debt'
Don't be haunted by an old financial obligation. Use these weapons to fight debt that won't die.
If I pay off loan, how's my credit score?
Before you dispose of a debt, consider your credit record along with other factors.
Answers to 10 tough bankruptcy questions
The Bankruptcy Adviser answers frequently asked questions from readers.
Debt statute of limitations up: Can hubby be sued?
You'll have to go to court, but the statute of limitations determines if you must pay the debt.
3 options to protect your car in bankruptcy
You can sometimes keep your car in bankruptcy. If not, you may be able to protect part of its value.
Should kids pay mom's debt after death?
When a parent dies with a few debts, are those debts passed on to the children?
5 worst money blunders made by millennials
Don't fail at your financial life just as you're starting out. Dodge these dumb money mistakes.
Is power of attorney responsible for debt?
A power of attorney can help you care for a loved one. But will their debt affect you?
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