Daily Archives: January 23, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support Divorce by Janet Raasch  
Are You Prepared for a Divorce?

If you’re thinking about filing for divorce, don’t jump into this complex process without preparation. Divorce involves not only the dissolution of a marriage, but also the division of assets and debts. It involves questions of support, for both parties and for children. Planning ahead puts you in a better position for making these decisions. It protects you from the actions of a vengeful spouse who might respond to your request for a divorce by hiding assets, destroying property or …

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Posted 1 year ago in Taxation by Betsy Kim  
10 Common Tax Mistakes that Cost You Money [Infographic]

With 2012 W-2 forms already at people’s home or in the mail, tax season has arrived. The IRS annually pursues full-scale audits on only about one percent of individual tax returns, according to Kiplinger. However, USA Today reports in 2010 the IRS issued letters alerting 9.2 million individual taxpayers of errors or omissions in returns. And these filing errors can cost you big money in late-filing penalties and interest fees. So, start collecting your documents now and remember to avoid …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Overweight Females More Likely to Be Found Guilty

If you ever have to be judged by a jury of your peers, you’d better hope you’re not an overweight woman facing a jury of men. Researchers at Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity recently reported that a study of simulated jurors’ reactions to the weight of criminal defendants showed that males judged obese women guilty more often than they did lean women. Females didn’t make a distinction according to weight.   Women Judged More Harshly The researchers, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Foreclosure Real Estate by Michele Bowman  
New Rules Offer Homeowners Protection from Foreclosure

As anyone who’s ever dealt with a mortgage – not to mention a foreclosure – knows, getting a straight story from mortgage servicers, the companies that handle loan modifications and foreclosures, can be next to impossible. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is trying to help: On Jan. 17, the federal agency released final rules that aim to better protect consumers from detrimental actions by such companies and require them to give homeowners facing foreclosure more and better information.   …

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Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Judge Orders Man to Tell Women He Is a Deadbeat

A Wisconsin man is going to have a tough time picking up women, unless he can woo them in three minutes or less. A judge has ordered that as a condition of his probation, John Butler, 28, must tell women within three minutes of meeting them that he is a felon who owes child support. Butler pled no contest for failure to pay support and was given two years probation for the felony. As we learned recently, Wisconsin had state …

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