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Should I Trade in My Half of Her 401K From the Divorce for a New Home Down Payment? – Ray

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“Dear Steve, Getting divorced after 25 years. I’m getting 1/2 of her 401k. Because of the home market we will be lucky to get what we owe on the home. I need a down payment for a new home can I cash out my 1/2 of her 401k to put down on a new house. I’m looking at a $25,000 ... Read More »

    I Screwed Up and Lost Most of Our Retirement Income. – Rufus

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    “Dear Steve, I screwed up. I made investments and lost most of our retirement income. I am also out of work. I am working as a handyman but not making much money. I am however, interviewing for a better job. My wife is hostile and can’t seem to get over that I messed up. I am making my payments (nothing ... Read More »

      My Husband is Supposed to Pay My Debt in the Divorce But He’s Not. – Jessica

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      “Dear Steve, My ex husband and I have about $30k in credit card debt. He agreed to take it in the divorce settlement but it is all in my name. He isn’t paying everything as he needs to be and I’m getting all the collection calls. Telling the creditors that he is responsible and giving them copies of the divorce ... Read More »

        What is the Best Way to Eliminate My Credit Card Debt? – Anne

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        “Dear Steve, I am a 39 year old woman who shares custody of my seven year old daughter. I got divorced a little over a year ago. I bought a townhome right after the divorce. I was lucky I bought when I did, because although I have excellent credit, I work as a bartender and I cannot prove my income, ... Read More »

          Jon and Kate Plus 8 Pay Late? Money Shenanigans Hit TV Reality Stars.

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          Well divorce and separation has reared it’s ugly head again and disrupted the finances of separating parents Jon and Kate Gosselin. In a recent interview on the Today Show, Kate Gosselin talk about how she can’t pay the bills. “[Jon] took $230,000 of the $231,000 we had,” Kate told Meredith Vieira on TODAY in New York Monday morning. “I have ... Read More »

            My Husband is Going to 1099 Me. We Are Getting Divorced. – Suki

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            “Dear Steve, Hi Steve, I helped my husband run his business, he paid me each month, and for the first time in our marriage, he said he will 1099 me at the end of the year. I unfortunatly have gotten myself in heavy debt, 32 thousand in only credit cards that are in my name only. Im so scared to ... Read More »

              My Ex-Husband Said He’d Pay My Student Loans in Our Divorce. But He’s Not. – Amanda

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              “Dear Steve, My ex husband and I consolidated our student loans. I had $2,000 in loans, he had $97,000. We divorced in 2007. In the divorce, he got the student loans. I was held harmless (or some such term and released from them). Unfortunately, he is not paying them. He waits until the very last second to file for deferments ... Read More »

                I Have to File Bankruptcy But My Husband Says He Won’t Support It And Will Leave Me. – Julie

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                Julie “Dear Steve, I have a failed business and am looking to bankrupcy to receive discharge from SBA personal guarantees and from personal credit card debt used in the business. My husband’s income puts us over the median in our state, I have already been advised by a lawyer that for this reason I will have to file Chp. 13 ... Read More »

                  I Want a Divorce From My Cheating Husband But We Have This Mortgage. – Stuck

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                  Stuck “Dear Steve, I am seeking to divorce my husband who I have found out is cheating. We live in a no fault state so that is not an issue. However, though the title to the house is in both our names, the main mortgage is in my husbands. I say main because we qualified for the house from a ... Read More »

                    I Just Finished a Divorce and Want to Dissolve My Debt. – Janet

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                    “Dear Steve, I am currently in debt, $40,000. I just finished a divorce, had to buy a home and furnish it for my children and myself. Now I want to disolve all of my credit card bills with one monehtly payment. Because I have too much revolving credit I keep getting rejected. I do not want to go to a ... Read More »

                      I Was Divorced and Debt Free, or so I Thought. – Cheryl

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                      Cheryl “Dear Steve, I was divorced, debt was paid in full when the house was sold, divorce papers show debt was to be paid and all accounts closed, but Bank of America left if open after it was paid in full, and ex went back and used it up again, without my knowledge, when i did have knowledge he asked ... Read More »

                        I Ran From My Husband For Protection But Now I’m in Deep Debt. – Linda

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                        Linda “Dear Steve, I am recently separated from my husband in 2007, I had to run to another state for protection, and without a job i started charging and charging. So now I have $25,000. in debt and no job. I am 1/2 owner of the condo i am in, but cant take a home equity cuz I am not ... Read More »

                          I’m Planning to Divorce My Wife But I Don’t Want to Pay Her Debt. – James

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                          “Dear Steve, I am stationed in South Carolina and my wife is moving back to California at the end of summer with the kids. We are getting a divorce at some point down the road. My main question is about me being responsible for her debts. We have really maintained seperate debts by keeping things in our own names. I ... Read More »

                            My Wife and I are Headed for Divorce. Am I Responsible for Her Debt? – Fred

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                            “Dear Steve, My wife and I are headed for divorce. She accumulated several credit card’s in her name only. Am I responsible for this debt? If and when she leaves, I would like to keep the house, but will struggle without her income. She has only been responsible for paying the utilities. My credit score is low around (544) with ... Read More »

                              I’m Being Sued by My Ex-Husband For a Debt in His Name. This Can’t Be Right! – Michelle

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                              Michelle “Dear Steve, My ex husband is stating he is sueing me for debt that is in his name that was stuck to me in the divorce. I have paid thousands of dollars just to pay a lawyer to represent me in a child custody battle over the past year and a half. He said my wages are going to ... Read More »

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