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Our Divorce Agreement Says My Ex-Husband Owes Me Money But He’s Filing Bankruptcy. – Jennifer

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“Dear Steve, was divoriced due to inrecinsoluble diff./basically he was abusive and minipulating!*long story short*our divorce agreement was that he was to pay me $5000 within 30 days,another $5000 in six months,and the remainder $10,000 in two years! this was six years ago & extremely genorous and idiotic of me.,against every1 telling me i was a fool to let him ... Read More »

My Husband Took Out a Loan Between Our Marriages. Am I Responsible? – Casey

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“Dear Steve, My husband has loan in his bank. He made this loan after our marriage but my name wasn’t there. He did it by himself. And he has apartment lease balance also. only his name is in the lease and my name is just an occupant. I live in state of Maryland. Because he made the loans in between ... Read More »

Should I Get Divorced Before Bankruptcy or Wait? – Denise

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“Dear Steve, I am about $40,000 in debt including a car loan 3 judgements and small bills such as cable, phone and some medical bills I am extremely concerned about the three judgements against me (one for $5000 and two for $3000)…Cancer/spousal abandonment, being a victim of the landlord not paying the mortgage with my rent and a former friend ... Read More »

I’m Paying Off My Ex-Husbands Credit Card But Only an Authorized User. – Clarissa

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“Dear Steve, Credit card in husband name only, but I was a authorized user. On my divorce decree I am responsible for my ex-husbands credit card(that is in his name only,but I was an authorize user) I recently found out that the credit card number in the divorce decree that he gave was closed. What I think happen is my ... Read More »

An Old Bank of America Loan Has Surfaced And I’m Being Threatened With a Lawsuit. – Nancy

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“Dear Steve, 56 yrs old getting a divorce, left with much Irs debt from husband have to go back to school to refresh my nursing skills. Selling my house to pay off Irs and morgage and car. Will have to start all over (small apt, work full time ect.) My bank of america loan from many years back was charged ... Read More »

Debt is the Symptom, Not the Problem

The stomach ache is the symptom, not the problem. What is causing the stomach ache?

Now here is a point many in the debt world get totally wrong. They assume that the debt someone has is the problem. That’s not true. In fact the debt is the byproduct of another event and like losing partial vision in one eye, it’s the symptom of a greater underlying issue. If the focus is on the debt itself ... Read More »

We Filed a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Now Getting Divorced. – Nicole

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“Dear Steve, We filled backrupcy 2 years ago and it was a chapter 13. We are now going through a divorce. We have two small children and I am going to be relocating back to my home town which is cross country. At the time my husband made too much to get us into a chapter 7. Since then I ... Read More »

I Went Through a Divorce and My Ex-Wife Filed Bankruptcy. – Dennis

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“Dear Steve, i went through a divorce 2 years ago. my ex and i split our debt . she filed bankruptcy after we divorced all the debt is soley in my name. i have been trying to pay it off over the last 2 years and i am in worse shape now than i was then I have 412,400 in ... Read More »

I Filed a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Save the House. Now My Wife Wants a Divorce. – Jason

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“Dear Steve, Okay about 8 months ago I filed an induvidual Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure. My spouse did not file and we are 8 months into a 36 month chapter 13. Since I was the lone filer my pay checks are deducted $487.50 bi weekly for a total of $975 per month. This mostly goes towards the past ... Read More »

I’m Separated From Husband. Can We Each File Bankruptcy and Each Keep One of Our Homes?

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We are separated and not living together and i do not know how everything is going to go long term. Here is my question and thank you. My husband and I are separated but not divorced yet I live in one of our houses and he lives in another house we own. Well now he can not make it and ... Read More »

Should I File Bankruptcy After My Divorce? – Marie

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I was married for 11 years. My credit was always in good standing and I paid my bills on time. My now ex-husband and I kept all of our banking and credit card accounts separate. Reason being is that his credit was really bad. Due to helping bail him out of financial disasters over the years and having to use ... Read More »

Went Through a Nasty Divorce and Need to Get My Finances in Order. – Cyndi

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“Dear Steve, I went through a very nasty divorce in 2010 and I had to pay my ex $57,000 to keep the house (albeit that he didn’t pay for the house or anything remotely suggesting that he owned part of it – gotta love the community property clauses)…Anyway, as a result of the divorce, I am stuck with nearly $40,000 ... Read More »

Mobile Home Dilema After Divorce With Autistic Children. – Veronica

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I am currently separated from the father of my children. We were married for 8 years and 11 months. We are getting a divorce; the situation has been prolonging due to the fact that we have two children who are Autistic. We currently have a town home, which was bought after getting married, and both of us have 401 k, ... Read More »

Had a bad divorce. How do i pay off a student loan with no money? – Heather

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I have been out of school for almost 3 years, I lost everything I had and I have been going through a bad divorce so I have no money coming in, I’m living off of my sons ssi so how do I pay off my student loan with no money or get help with it. I would eventually like to ... Read More »

Divorce Debts Not Paid

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Q: If a spouse is granted by a divorce judge to receive so much a month for debts that were supposedly not theirs, and we don’t pay or are late on them, does the spouse that’s trying to collect fall under the Fair Debt Collections Act? – Mark A: Mark, Unfortunately, it probably doesn’t offer you the help you are ... Read More »

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