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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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Chris Chen
Chris Chen
Waltham, MA
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Posted October 4, 2016

I'm unaware of resources for widows but there are resources specifically for women. Contact your local City government's Economic Development Departm...

Posted September 26, 2016
Chris Chen

Chris Chen


It sounds complicated. Child support obligations, marriage and divorce are legislated and regulated at the state level. Hence it is entirely possible...

Posted 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
Chris Chen

Chris Chen


Since you have been married for more than 10 years, you can get collect 100% of your own benefit or 50% of your spouse's benefit, whichever is higher,...

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...

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