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What Does It Mean When Your Name Is on a Piece of Property or on a Debt?

People have many misconceptions about property ownership and debt. If your name is on a piece of property or a debt, the legal result is very different in Divorce Court vs. Civil Court or Bankruptcy Court. In a marriage/divorce situation in New Jersey, property acquired during the period of “coverture” – from date of marriage Read More

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When one spouse has debt and the other spouse doesn’t want to file for bankruptcy

At Helfand & Associates, in addition to family law, we have been handling individual and small business bankruptcy cases for over 15 years. If a couple is married, they can file together and the cost is just modestly more than an individual bankruptcy although it includes the debts of both parties. Frequently, a couple even Read More

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