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Are You Buried Beneath Credit Card Debt?

Author: Pati Murdock|Posted on: April 20, 2018

The average American household had $15,983 in credit card debt at the end of 2017, according to NerdWallet, the personal finance website. And more people are paying off medical bills with credit cards, pushing that debt up. Overall, NerdWallet says, Americans’ credit card debt climbed 7 percent from 2016 to 2017. With interest rates expected… Read More

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What is the difference between a will and a trust?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: March 30, 2018

A will is a document that is used after you die to give instructions to your executor about what to do with your property. Even though you have a legally executed will, the Courts must still be involved. This is called Probate. The duty of the Probate Court is to be sure that your wishes… Read More

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My Dad just died and I am his only relative but the bank will not release his money to me. What should I do?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: February 2, 2018

My dad just died and I am his only relative but the bank will not release his money to me. What should I do? I am so sorry about your loss. The passing of a parent is one of those events we all have to deal with eventually but it is never easy. Your dad’s… Read More

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What Does it Mean to be an Executor of a Will?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: February 2, 2018

What Does it Mean to be an Executor of a Will? “My uncle asked me to be his executor in his will. What will that mean once he dies?” Your uncle must be very close to you for him to ask you to be his executor. And it is really good that you are asking… Read More

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Do We Have a Lawsuit After Car Accident?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: January 24, 2018

About a week ago, my husband was hurt when he was stopped at a red light and another driver slammed into the rear of his pickup. He seemed OK right after the accident, but now he can barely get out of bed and he can’t work. I’m really worried. We aren’t going to be able… Read More

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My Ex-Husband Stopped Paying Child Support. What can I do?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: January 24, 2018

My husband and I divorced five years ago. We have two daughters, who are 14 and 16, and a son, who’s 20. I have full custody. For the first three years, my ex-husband paid child support. But two years ago, he stopped paying support. I need that money to take care of my children. Is… Read More

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Can My Husband and I Separate but Not Get Divorced?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: October 24, 2017

My husband and I agree we need to separate. We’re fighting all the time and it’s hurting our three children. The thing is, we don’t want to get divorced. I receive great healthcare coverage through his job, and he also has good death benefits. If he dies, I would get a small regular payment that… Read More

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My Aunt Passed Away, and I’m the Trustee

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: October 10, 2017

My aunt passed away this week. She had put her house and antiques into a trust — and named me as trustee! I know this is a big responsibility, and I’m worried. Some family members are already calling me up, asking how much they’ll get from the house sale and if it’s OK to go… Read More

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How Should I Go About Getting my Father to Sign his Inheritance to Me?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: June 19, 2016

A little over a year ago my grandfather passed away from cancer. He had a trust set up for my father and his sister (my aunt). My father was the beneficiary and she is listed as a special needs. My father has recently been incarcerated and is willing to sign over his inheritance to me… Read More

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How To Child Support When Child Turns 18

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: June 11, 2016

How do we stop child support on an 18 year old that has moved in with us? My 18 year old step-son has moved in with us and he still has 1 year left in high school , so 1 year left on child support order. Clerk of court told us the paper work was… Read More

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