It isn't easy to make the decision to seek a divorce -- even if the marriage isn't working, you may still have feelings for your spouse that make it difficult to simply cut and run.
Bankruptcy fraud is no laughing matter, even though certain celebrities have lately treated the court's rules like a joke -- at least until they were caught. The latest celebrity to land in jail over the issue is Abby Lee Miller, the owner of the dance school featured in TV's Dance Moms.
As you get closer to your golden years, you may have a better idea of what type of estate you may leave behind after your death. As a pragmatic and caring person, you may understand that planning ahead when it comes to the handling of your estate could make your passing easier on your family. When you feel the need to start planning or to update an already existing plan, you may wonder how to best protect the assets you have accumulated and will accumulate.
When you're going through a divorce, everything you own has to be assigned a dollar value in order to determine how to divide the family assets fairly -- that task can be painful enough even when you don't have much beyond your personal furnishings and a few pieces of electronics to divide.