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Partition: Can a divorce force you to sell your home?

In a divorce, your home must be dealt with through a process called equitable distribution. In equitable distribution, the house will be awarded to one of the spouses. They transfer the property to you and you pay out your spouse their share of the equity, or vice versa. Alternatively, you could agree to sell the home. In the worst-case scenario, if you cannot agree who gets the home, the court may require the home to be sold through a process called partition. The debts of the marriage will be paid off. If there is any remaining money, it will be split between you and your spouse.

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Off-Limit Benefits: The 5 most common benefits people receive and why they are off-limits in bankruptcy

It is not uncommon that individuals receive benefits from the government. Whether you are receiving social security retirement benefits, social security disability benefits, food stamps, housing or utility vouchers, you may wonder how bankruptcy will affect your benefits. You can rest at ease knowing that your benefits will not be affected by you filing bankruptcy. In most cases, your benefits are off limits.

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