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We Are Getting Divorced After 24 Years and We Have a Lot of Debt. – Sherri

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“Dear Steve, My husband and i are divorcing. we have been married for 24 yrs. we pay all our bills on time. i did accidently pay a credit card late for 2 months in a row. i deducted it out of checkbook but didnt pay online. he is on disability and i am the main provider. we are starting to ... Read More »

Is Bankruptcy After Divorce and Option? – Mandy

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“Dear Steve, Lots and lots of credit card debt……..I have enrolled myself in a Debt Management Plan to help me eliminate most of my debt… $35,000 of credit card debt…… I have some cards that were rejected in the plan so I need to tackle them on my own. Some of my accounts are current; some are WAY behind – ... Read More »

AES Consolidated Student Loans in Divorce – Lori

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“Dear Steve, My ex-husband and I consolidated our students loans. My potion: $20,000, his portion, $40,000. We divorced. Our loan was with Educational Direct. Post-divorce, we refinanced(?) our loan and it now lies with American Education Solutions. In the divorce agreement, which we filed through We The People ourselves, we agreed to pay on the loan jointly. My husband hasn’t ... Read More »

I’m Divorced and My Ex Never Paid His Part of the Debts. – Kelli

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“Dear Steve, I have been divorced for 5 years, and was left w/16K in credit card debt. My ex was ordered to pay half of the debt, but never did. I didn’t put a judgemnt on him because I was a co-borrower on his truck lease, and I was worried he’d dump a $500 payment on me in retaliation. I ... Read More »

When to Get a Divorce Followed by Bankruptcy? – Christy

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I are currently going through divorce (not related to debt), and have approximately $58,000 in joint debt that we are dividing 50/50 (this does not include our individual vehicles). Once we are divorced he will assume responsiblilty to pay over $400 in child support and with that on top of his 50% of all the ... Read More »

I Went to Helicopter Flight School and Can’t Afford My Student Loans – Shane

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“Dear Steve, I went to helicopter flight school and finished in 2007. I have not been able to find a job flying and struggling to pay my bills. My wife left me leaving me with the house and it is 50k underwater. I owe Sallie Mae about 125k in private loans. Is there anyway to file chapter 7 or something ... Read More »

My Husband Had a Stroke, is Spending Down Our Retirement and Moved Out. – Anne

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“Dear Steve, Husband lost job in January, 2010. I had not worked in 12 years since having our oldest of 3 children. We’ve moved around a lot and were in current home only 2 1/2 years. Home is under water. July 2010, husband had a hemiplegic stroke. October 2010 I went back to work to try and bring in some ... Read More »

My Husband Sexually Assaulted Our Daughter and I’m Locked in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy With Him. – Patty

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“Dear Lewis, Filed for joint chapter 13 bankruptcy Found out husband was sexually assaulting 10 year old daughter moved out sought divorice his attourney is convertiing him to a chpter 7 to much leagal mumbo jumbo going through my head I have a question for you- My husband an i filed for a joint chapter 13 bankruptcy in January of ... Read More »

My Husband Had an Affair, Left My Daughter and Me and Filed for Bankruptcy. – Laura

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“Dear Steve, My 22 year marriage to my husband ended in him having an affair. He left my daughter and I for this so called “younger” woman, married her 4 months after the divorce was final. He and she ran up an enormous amount of debt, and blamed our divorce and my award for his financial debt. He and she ... Read More »

My Wife is Divorcing Me. – Mark

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“Dear Steve, Wife of 25 years is divorcing me (We’ve been together since high school – the only love in my life). Home primary mortgage $225,930 Secondary $63,790 both with GMAC. Value of home est. is $190,000. Offerred to settle secondary for $12,500 and refi the primary at a lower interest rate (currently 5 3/8 30 yr fixed). GMAC refused ... Read More »

My Father Wanted a Divorce and Filed Bankruptcy. Mom is Now Stuck With the Full Mortgage. – Siu

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“Dear Andy, I need help, asap. Okay, my parents had the current house for 15 years, and refinanced it and got a 2nd mortgage on it and all that. 2 years ago, my father wanted a divorce. He filed for bankruptcy to discharge debt, however, my mother (listening to her friends) refused to sign on to the bankruptcy and so ... Read More »

My Ex-Wife Was Supposed to Pay Her 100K in Student Loans. I Can’t Find Her. – Patrick

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Got married in college…wife and I consolidated student loans through the Devil (Sallie Mae). We got divorced…my name is the primary on the consolidation account. I am buried in excess of $100,000 in student loan debt that my ex-wife and I borrowed in college. When we got divorced she was required to pay her portion in accordance with the divorce ... Read More »

I’m Living Paycheck to Paycheck After a Divorce and Can’t Make a Dent in My Student Loans or Credit Card Debt. – Tonya

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I have just over $20,000 in student loans, $8000 car loan, $700 credit card, I’m working on paying off a charged off credit card of about $3500, and I have a hospital bill of around $1400. I currently make $23712/yr. I’m making minimum or Income Based payments on All of them and now my IBR for my student loan has ... Read More »

I Got Divorced and My Debt Spiraled Out of Control. Should I Go With Fast Track Debt Relief? – Timothy

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I got divorced and my finances spiraled out of control. I’m trying to put my life back together but it’s hard to catch up while paying my current bills along with child support and student loans. I have a lot of debt. Mostly the debt is credit cards and legal fee’s which are already in collections. My credit score fell ... Read More »

I’m a Teacher in Debt And Not Sure What to Do Next. – Colleen

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“Dear Steve, After long and expensive divorce got a predatory mtg. Taxes are 12k month. Teacher not paid in summer and ran up credit cards due to high expenses over the years. Just stared making decent money but now have unsecured debt of approx 170k. Mtg of 406k. And can’t make ends meet even on a decent salary. Haven’t paid ... Read More »

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