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How Divorced Couples Can Prepare for the Holidays

Halloween and the fall activities that come along with it kick off the busy holiday season. Not long after Halloween, Thanksgiving comes, and then Christmas is just around the corner. While there are plenty of exciting activities and get-togethers on the horizon, the holiday season can get overwhelming quickly. For divorced parents or couples that...

What are Zombie Mortgages?

Zombie mortgages or zombie foreclosure can have devastating consequences for individuals who believe they have had their mortgage written off after the conclusion of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you had a second mortgage and you believed you were relieved of it through bankruptcy, this may not be the case. And after a long while,...

Will You Lose Your Unemployment Income if You Declare Bankruptcy?

If you are receiving unemployment benefits during the same time you are going through a bankruptcy, you may be confused at how your benefits will be affected, and rightfully so. When a person declares bankruptcy, they are not in a good financial situation and are working toward finding a way to start over. It would...

What is an Indiana Parallel Parenting Plan Court Order?

Sometimes there is no hope for kind or cordial behavior between two divorced people. Despite knowing that the best thing for children is to try and at least be pleasant and non-confrontational with an ex when the children are present, there are relationships that are so toxic that having any type of rapport is impossible. ...

Three Reasons Buying a New Car Can Make You Go Broke

There is no doubt about it, new cars are exciting. They look good, they shine, they have that new car smell, and they have all the modern bells and whistles. There are certainly many wealthy people who do not have to be too concerned about new vehicles and other expensive toys. But for the average...

Is it Possible to File an Emergency Child Support Modification in Indiana?

Since you first had put together your custody agreement, your life may have taken a dramatic turn. Life changes and sometimes quickly and drastically. If the custody arrangement you had with your ex-spouse is no longer viable, you may be wondering if you can file an emergency custody modification. Each state has its own laws...

Helping Children Cope With Divorce

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the state of Indiana had a marriage rate on par with the rest of the country. Divorce is often difficult for the parties that are separating but it can be especially rough for children. When a couple decides the most healthy and best thing...

Can a Student Still Get Financial Aid if They Were Convicted for Drugs?

Financial aid for college is incredibly important to many families across the United States. Obtaining financial aid is one thing, and keeping it is another. There are many responsible young people who have no issues making good decisions and avoiding trouble. Still, there are other young people who are not necessarily delinquent but who are...

Is it Hard to Get Back Your Maiden Name After a Divorce?

Divorce can be complicated, and there are many issues that a separating couple will need to address. One matter is legally changing your name back to your maiden name. It is a common tradition for a woman to drop her family name so she can take that of her new spouse when she gets married....