When Hard Times Get Harder: Divorcing with an Upside Down House

Aug 8, 2012 by

Domestic attorneys have begun to see the same general problem day in and day out:  A once happy couple gets married, buys a house, starts their family, and then hard economic times hit.  Maybe one spouse loses their job or the family’s adjustable rate mortgage adjusts to a dramatically higher rate.  The bills begin to mount and stress takes a toll on the marriage.  Perhaps the couple realizes something needs to change, so they decide to take a line of equity out on...

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Domestic Violence: What Everyone Needs to Know

Aug 8, 2012 by

Domestic violence is commonly thought of as the little dark secret that occurs behind closed doors and which is not discussed.  However, it is this sort of sentiment that facilitates domestic violence by perpetuating ignorance of both the problem and the many resources available to combat the problem.  Domestic violence must not remain a secret, as exposing these events and taking action can prevent occurrences and reoccurrences. Very few people realize how prevalent domestic violence...

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