Social Security Identity Theft

With each type of identity theft, it can be noted that the social security number is the common element. If an individual with the wrong intentions has your name and SSN, he or she can easily steal your identity. Social security identity theft occurs when someone uses your social security to obtain employment or avoid … Read more

Criminals Easily Commit Credit Card Identity Theft

For those who are still unaware, Legal Yogi is here to inform you that credit card identity theft in the USA is the simplest and the most common type of identity theft. The process is so simple that if you have ever used a credit card at a gas station or restaurant and accidentally left your copy of … Read more

What Do You Need to File for Divorce?

Before your divorce case can begin, you must file a petition through the court and deliver it to your spouse. In most cases, you will also be required to file a financial statement that provides the specifics on your property, income, and expenses. Other documents that may be required include an agreement for settlement (if … Read more

How to Determine the Value of Undivided Assets in Divorce

Couples planning to divorce must determine the value of undivided real estate and other types of assets. Not every divorce ends in a 50/50 division of property. The division of community property involving a business entity jointly owned by the divorcing couple, shareholders, and investors can pose problems. Selling the business and splitting the proceeds … Read more

What Is My Wife Entitled to if We Divorce?

During divorce in community property states marital property is usually distributed 50/50 between both parties, but each person maintains possession of any separate property each owns. In states that are defined as equitable distribution states, all assets and income the couple accumulated throughout the marriage are distributed in an equitable manner. However, this does not … Read more

How Divorce and Real Estate Distribution Affect Future Borrowing Power

Divorce and the distribution of your real estate may seriously affect your future borrowing power. How the court divides your assets may depend entirely upon your state’s divorce laws. Especially in non-community property states, issues arise concerning the effects of divorce and acquisition of real estate on both parties, jointly and individually. Educate yourselves on … Read more

How to Protect Yourself if Forced to Leave During a Pending Divorce

Being forced to leave the marital home during a divorce and pending real estate settlement is often traumatic. Some states offer protection for those in the midst of the division of marital real property. In those states, unless the court has reason to believe that someone else in the home is in danger, no one … Read more

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