Busted But Not Responsible? Tips For Your Defense

If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.

Living In Debt But Want A Divorce? See If You Can Afford It

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If you and your spouse have been talking about the possibility of getting divorced but you know the two of you are already in financial trouble, you want to talk with a divorce lawyer before the two of you do anything that you regret. The two of you may need to put off the divorce for the best interest of both you long term.

Financially, divorce can be very draining and there can be a lot of post-divorce problems if there is a lot of debt between the two of you. Here are a few reasons why you want to strive to fix financial problems and talk with a lawyer before you file the paperwork.

Debt is Split but Still Owed

If the two of you have a certain amount of debt and the judge decides to split it in half when the two of you divorce, your name is still on the debt and you are still responsible for it if your spouse doesn't pay it. That means you could end up with terrible credit and you could end up paying it all on your own. Working on a debt relief program, or even filing for bankruptcy together before you get divorced may be the best option.

You Are Going Down to One Income

If you aren't getting spousal support or child support, getting divorced means you are going to be swinging all your new bills by yourself. If you are already having financial problems, and you have to pay any type of support, this could cause major financial struggles. Managing the finances first will prepare you for a smooth transition to get divorced. 

Divorce is Expensive

The cost to get divorced can be over $15,000, which is a lot of money if you are already struggling financially. You don't want to go into more debt with lawyer fees and court costs when you can't pay the bills that you already have. Instead, you can work on the financial issues and then mediate with the divorce with a divorce lawyer.

If you are in a financial bind and you and your spouse want out of your marriage, see if a divorce attorney can help you come with a plan to protect your finances and get divorced when the finances are managed. Mediating the divorce is going to be easier on everyone in the long run, and the divorce lawyer can get you on the right track.


6 January 2016