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Consider filing bankruptcy before filing for divorce

Many sources say that money is one of the primary factors in numerous divorces across the nation -- this most likely includes many couples here in New Jersey. If you and your spouse are having money problems that are leading to divorce, it may be beneficial to slow down and consider what to do about your marital finances before going your separate ways. Depending on your circumstances, it may be more advantageous for you and your spouse to file for bankruptcy before filing for divorce.

Wells Fargo owes money to some Chapter 13 homeowners

When a New Jersey homeowner is behind on his or her mortgage and is otherwise overwhelmed financially, he or she may turn to the bankruptcy court for help. Filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy often allows homeowners the opportunity to keep their homes while reorganizing their financial lives and paying off their debts under the supervision of the court. In exchange, creditors are also bound by certain rules when dealing with these filers.

Organization helps stop harassing phone calls from creditors

This week, the country celebrated those who served in the military by observing Veterans Day. Unfortunately, not everyone shows respect for those who risked lives for this country. An auto lender headquartered outside of New Jersey was recently ordered to refund or credit thousands of consumers, including many who are active-duty and former military members, because of its alleged illegal debt collection practices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau takes steps to stop harassing phone calls from creditors such as this one.

FTC helps stop harassing phone calls from creditors

New Jersey readers may already be aware that last year, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against a debt collection company believed to be using illegal practices to collect money from consumers. That suit not only helped to stop harassing phone calls from creditors at the company, but has now led to criminal charges being filed against 15 of the company's employees, including the two owners. So far, four of those employees have decided to enter guilty pleas to conspiracy charges.


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