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You may qualify to discharge your tax debts under Chapter 7

Getting yourself back on track financially can seem overwhelming or impossible when you are carrying a tax burden related to your personal income taxes. While any debt burden may present serious issues, owing the federal government is even more stressful for some individuals because it has broad power to reach in and take assets or freeze accounts that other parties simply do not have, or cannot achieve as easily.

When a stepparent wants to adopt

If you're a stepparent in Michigan, it's not unusual for you to form a strong parental bond with the children of your spouse. In fact, your love for your stepchildren could be so strong that you decide to adopt them.

Do you qualify for Michigan Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

If you've reached a point where your financial obligations outpace your ability to handle them, you may need to consider filing bankruptcy. For many people with a lot of medical debt, credit card debt or accounts in collections, bankruptcy can offer relief from collections activity and a fresh start for building a better financial future. If you're considering bankruptcy, one of the first decisions you'll make will be whether to pursue Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Your child deserves strong medical child support

When parents divorce, working out fair parenting and child support agreements is crucial to providing for the children in the marriage. Among the many issues all divorcing parents should address, medical child support is one of the most important. In some instances, parents get lucky and never have to deal with major medical expenses for their children. However, if a child does need medical care at some point, one or both parents must pay for any expenses not covered by medical insurance.

Can you avoid monthly alimony payments?

If you face a divorce as the primary provider between you and your spouse, you may find yourself on the hook for ongoing spousal support payments. For many people, remaining legally or financially tied to an ex-spouse is not an arrangement they want to continue living in. On top of this, ongoing payments to an ex-spouse can create complex issues in your personal finances.

Modifying a child custody order

When you and your child's other parent split up, the court usually hands down a custody order to provide guidelines around how you divide up parenting responsibilities. However, if you're like many parents, you eventually find that the original order simply does not fit your lives anymore.

Is Chapter 7 bankruptcy right for you?

Unmanageable debt can happen any number of ways, and it happens far more often than you might think. Fortunately, the courts retain the right to discharge many kinds of debt for individuals who qualify for bankruptcy and follow the proper procedures.

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