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The health care planning tools you may need in the future

Pennsylvania readers know that estate planning is an important step, but some people need more than just a will. A will is the basic step in having an estate plan, but you would be wise to think about more than just having a plan for deciding where your assets and money will go.

Should you move forward with a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing?

When you find yourself overwhelmed by personal debt and dealing with creditors or debt collectors, bankruptcy could be the appropriate choice for you. This step could allow you to achieve a better financial future and allow you to escape the pressure of insurmountable debt. Depending on the types of debt you owe and the circumstances of your individual situation, Chapter 13 bankruptcy could be the right choice for you.

Medical debt is hiding on many people's credit cards

No Pennsylvania resident plans to take on more debt than he or she can handle, but plenty of people still find themselves in this predicament. Many start out with only small amounts of credit card debt that quickly snowballs into something much larger and unmanageable.

The benefits of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Pennsylvania readers know the decision to file for personal bankruptcy is not an easy one to make. It may feel like a defeat for you, but in reality, it could be the right choice for you to forge a path to a stronger financial future. If you are overrun by debt, dealing with financial challenges and have no hope of ever catching up on your own, you may benefit from Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

What questions should you ask when considering guardians?

The idea of having to leave your child in the care of another person may not sit well with you as a parent. However, you likely know that you cannot be around all the time, and there may even come a time when you cannot care for your child at all. Though everyone hopes that this type of situation will not come about, having a plan in place could act as a safeguard for the possibility.

Can I pursue a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Anyone can file for bankruptcy, right? Not necessarily. You have to be in a fairly precarious economic situation in order to do it, and the status of your financial situation will be used to determine for which type of bankruptcy you may qualify. If you are particularly interested in pursuing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, take a means test to see if you meet the necessary qualifications.

Seeking guidance when the future of your business is at stake

If you and your spouse have decided to take separate paths, you may have concerns about how the outcome of your divorce might affect your life moving forward. Chances are, you will likely want to protect your financial future during such a potentially stressful and daunting life event, but you might be uncertain how to pursue this goal.

Reasons why a prenup might be a good choice for you

Lately, you've been spending your days dreaming of the wedding bells you and the love of your life will be hearing in a few short months. You and your closest confidants have been shopping, planning, laughing and sharing as you prepare for your Pennsylvania wedding.

Weighing available business options at the end of a marriage

No matter how small the beginning, a family business can flourish over time. Perhaps you and your spouse have put a great deal of time and effort into the economic growth of your company, and what began as a concept has turned into an outstanding success. Chances are, you probably don't want to see all your hard work come to naught.


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