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What can you face for a first-time DUI charge?

You had a good driving record and had never had any previous problems with law enforcement. But then, a series of events resulted in you getting pulled over, accused of drunk driving and arrested. You now find yourself facing charges of a first offense of DWI.

When you, your child or another loved one ends up in such a situation, your first concern may be about the future. How much can a first-time DUI charge impact a person’s life?

Financial infidelity and uncovering hidden assets

Is your spouse hiding assets from you? It's possible. Financial infidelity is more common than you might think. In fact, a recent study found that 15 million people are hiding money from their live-in partners in financial accounts such as checking and savings accounts. Many spouses move money around because they believe that it will protect them in a divorce, but you may be able to track down the assets that they've hidden if you know where to look.

Here are a few of the places where your spouse (or soon-to-be ex-spouse) may be hiding money.

Separating your credit from your spouse’s during divorce

For years during your marriage, you tied your finances to your spouse’s. You and your spouse made your spending decisions together, and the wellbeing of your credit scores was united.

If you are preparing to file for divorce, one of the major elements that will need to be resolved surrounds your credit. Specifically, you will need to begin to separate your credit from your spouse’s and begin building credit on your own.

Parents: Don’t give up on your kids for a criminal mistake

One of the most upsetting calls a parent can receive is one notifying them that their child has been arrested for a criminal offense.

As disappointed and angry as you may be if you are a parent in this situation, there are reasons why it is crucial that you take action to protect your child against the potentially life-changing consequences he or she is facing for a criminal conviction

What will I get to keep in my divorce?

Making the transition from married to divorced can be challenging for many reasons, including the financial obstacles that come with such a transition.

With this in mind, knowing what you will be able to keep in your divorce can be a top priority. While every case is different, there are some things you can likely keep in your divorce.

7 reasons to have a prenup (even if you aren’t a millionaire)

There is a common misconception that legal tools like prenuptial agreements are reserved for millionaires and celebrities.

In reality, though, prenups can protect people from all walks of life, whether you are young or old and whether you live an affluent or modest lifestyle. Below are seven reasons why you may want to consider having a prenuptial agreement, even if you aren’t a millionaire.


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