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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" ...