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You can get bankruptcy protection on some Income taxes and student loans.

Some Income Tax Debt MAY be dischargeable under Chapter 7 bankruptcy if you meet very specific criteria. The taxes must be for INCOME. The Income Tax must have been due at least 3 years prior to filing for bankruptcy protection. The income tax return, even if filed late, must have been filed at least 2

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What debts will I still owe after my Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

In plain terms, Bankruptcy is the process to help individuals in financial crisis get back to sound footing by (getting rid) of debt without paying for it. It’s a safety net for individuals and families to be financially sound and have a chance to secure a sound financial future and eventual retirement. But, not all

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Ending Same Sex relations

Marital and Single when Child custody & Parenting time is Questioned On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. This decision was 4 separate state cases combined to answer two questions. First: Are State laws limiting marriage to that between 1 man and 1 woman

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Uncontested Versus Contested Divorce

Many times, a person will file for a divorce expected that the other spouse will not argue against them. Since Michigan divides marital property as equitable distribution,1 sometimes spouses agreeing can be beneficial to If this is the case, the divorce is considered uncontested. If the divorce continues on, and the parties agree about asset

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Welcome Our Newest Battle Creek Attorney

HILARY M. BARNARD   A native of Ludington, Michigan, Hilary graduated from Michigan State University College of Law in May 2017, passed the July 2017 bar examination and was admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan in October 2017.   Prior to joining Wood & Associates at the Battle Creek office, Hilary worked

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