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How do student loans get split in a divorce?

My question: Legally should a husband have any responsibility for his wife's student loan if it was taken out during their marriage? They are divorcing, the loan is in her name, and I, her mother, co-...
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Divorce and Social Sec, Pension, and 401K

I am 65 while my spouse is 52. My spouse has been the sole breadwinner of the family and we've been married for 25 years If we were to get a divorce, can I start collecting now on my spouse's Social ...
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Does a divorce decree automatically transfer the ownership of a car? [closed]

My husband and I got a divorce, and he was awarded the car. He never transferred the title or registration in his name. Am I still co-owner of the car? If he wants to sell this car with my name still ...
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Can I set aside money for child's education so it will be safe in divorce?

I'm not sure if this is more of a financial or legal question. Let's say there's some tension in my marriage, and my wife and I would like to set aside money in a way that, if we were to get a divorce,...
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divorce,house,etc [closed]

I moved out of the home that my husband and I purchased with our 3 kids about 2 years ago. He has been paying the mortgage for most of the time (last year he got renters). We have owned the home for ...
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Federal Income Taxes For Year of Divorce

In March, my spouse and I happily divorced, coming to our own agreement and keeping the courts out everything (other than termination). Since we were legally married for three months of 2015, how ...
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I received half of my ex-husband's 401k in 2014, paid penalty fee, no income in 2014, should i file federal income tax for 2014?

I got divorced in 2013,I got half of my ex_husband's 401k.The early withdrawal penalty was determined and prepaid by the settlement amount. no income for the year 2014, should i still file federal ...
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Wife wants to buy me out of our house - how to do this?

My wife and I want to separate, and have agreed in principle that she will pay me half the value of the house we share and I’ll move out. As she has just inherited a large amount following her father’...
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Would you liquidate your 401k to pay off debt in this situation?

I have a potentially complex situation that I am looking to resolve in the least painful way possible. I am going through a divorce. My income is nearly twice as much as my ex's, and I am going to ...
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can alimony exist prior to divorce for the purpose of US tax filing?

A married couple separated in the first half of 2014 and together signed an uncontested divorce decree which specified alimony payments. The divorce case has been filed with the court but not ...
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Settling house with husband during divorce. Which of these two options makes the most sense?

This is the scenario: Our house is worth about $250,000 (we think). We owe about $200,000, so we have $50,000 equity. We are divorcing amicably and both want a solution that is fair and makes sense. ...
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Is it impossible to get a home loan with a poor credit history after a divorce?

I am a very recently divorced single mom. I own my small farm which we cannot live at due to my ex-husband's continued harassment. I have the farm for sale but so far all interested parties want/need ...
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What happens to a cashed out Roth IRA in a divorce settlement?

The husband's Roth can be cashed out (has had it over 5 years and is over 59 1/2). The wife has been granted the Roth in the property settlement. The wife needs the cash. If the husband cashes ...
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When filing MFS (US), do I need my separated spouses W-2?

So, I've never been divorced before, and I've always done our taxes. That said, I have no idea how Married Filing Separately works. My date of separation was in March of this year (2013), and ...
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Is there a difference on how the property is divided during the divorce based on gender, in the U.S.?

I know in most developed countries, women can get rich from divorce. But suppose a poor man marries a rich woman and they divorce later. Can the poor man claim part of the woman's assets? Or does it ...
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Family/divorce lawyer wants large retainer before taking on case. Is this normal?

My friend needs to get a separation agreement and divorce. The law firm she called asked for a retainer of several thousands of dollars up front before doing any work. Is a large retainer normal for ...
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What are the advantages of a prenuptial agreement?

Why people don't do them? and why people do? Does it makes financial sense to do them?
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Can I save our credit with a quickie divorce?

I bought a house in 2006, at the height of the boom. Now I owe more than $100K what the home is worth, and considering walking away from my mortgage. (I'm in California, which is a "no recourse" ...