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How Should I Treat Social Media During a Divorce?

It has become increasingly common for couples going through a divorce to make mistakes while posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets. However, you should be careful with social media during a divorce because what you post could become evidence used against you in court. Common social media mistakes during divorce may include: Bashing your ex. Divorce can be an ugly process where emotions run rampant. However, it can be a costly mistake to bash your ex on social media. Depending on what you post, you could be sued for libel. Inflammatory posts could also hurt your child custody case. Posting about your finances. It can be risky to post detailed information about your finances during a divorce. Your ex could use posts about a raise at work or photos of a new car to argue that you are hiding income. Showing irresponsible behavior. If you are…
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Divorce Mistakes: Why Should You Be Careful with Social Media?

If you are going through a divorce, it is essential that you understand the potential consequences of what you post on social media. Depending on the circumstances, social media mistakes during divorce can negatively affect your case. In 2014, a Facebook post almost landed a father in jail after he went on a rant about his ex-wife and the way he had been treated by the court. The father was fighting for custody of his son at the time he made the Facebook post. His ex-wife used a copy of the post to request that he be held in contempt of court. The judge agreed, and gave the father a choice of putting up an apology on Facebook for 30 days or spending 60 days in the slammer. He chose the former. What Social Media Mistakes During Divorce Can Affect Your Case? While the story above is an extreme example…
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Can I Convert My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to a Chapter 7?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy requires debtors to enter a three to five-year payment plan to pay back their debts. After completing the payment plan, you can keep your most important possessions and remaining unsecured debts are discharged. Depending on the circumstances, there may be benefits for converting your Chapter 13 bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. People may do this for the following reasons. Your financial circumstances change, such as losing a job. Perhaps you can no longer afford your Chapter 13 repayment plan for other reasons. This may happen if your household size increases and the added expenses make Chapter 13 payments too difficult. Unexpected illness may also make Chapter 13 payments unaffordable. If you filed Chapter 13 to keep certain property and decide you no longer want that property, you may benefit by converting to Chapter 7. In some cases, the bankruptcy court requires debtors to convert their cases…
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