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Marriage is the legal process of recognizing the union of two people in a relationship. Many couples choose to merge finances when they marry.

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NewPosted September 19, 2016 · San Francisco, CA
John C Brandy

John C Brandy


If he's likely to get a green card or you get married anytime within the next year or so it might be better to wait for that rather than have to undo ...

Posted September 7, 2016 · San Francisco, CA

If you've been married for 10 years, you can collect either your own social security benefits or 50% of your spouse's, whichever is greater. Your seco...

Posted September 2, 2016

I'm sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Since your name wasn't on the credit cards, personally you may not be responsible. However, his estate...

Posted August 31, 2016

As the previous advisor mentioned, you can not purchase the annuity for her with your IRA funds but as the beneficiary, there are many contracts that ...

Posted August 30, 2016

I think you and your mom need to learn about what constitutes marital property in New York state. New York is an 'equitable distribution' state per th...

Posted August 29, 2016 · Phoenix, AZ

Depending on your filing status, you might be exempt. You can make tax-free profits of $250,000 (single person), or $500,000 (married) depending on yo...

Posted August 29, 2016 · Cleveland, OH

I would not suggest taking out a SECURED loan (home equity loan where your house is the collateral), to pay UNSECURED debt (credit card). Your home w...

Posted August 25, 2016

It is up to him. Personally, I would let him keep his car, with his excess debt. There are family issues, of course, but certainly this amount of neg...

Posted August 24, 2016

I think you need to rephrase the question. Whose debts? Your spouses? Who are "They?

Posted August 23, 2016
John C Brandy

John C Brandy


Yes, you should inform the lender. If a payment is missed they'll write to him and presumably you'd open it, so you can perhaps wait at least that lo...

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