Wyoming Child Custody & Wyoming Child Support

Wyoming courts, like family courts in all states, strongly advocate that divorcing parents work cooperatively to arrange the details of raising their children after the divorce because these agreements frequently reflect the best interests of the children.

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Wyoming Divorce & Separation

Getting a separation or divorce is, of course, common in every state, but you may not realize that the laws and rules that govern these processes can be quite different depending on your state of residence.

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If I declare bankruptcy, what will happen to tuition prepayments for my children?

Tuition prepayments are structured in varying ways. In some situations, money is actually paid to a school or group of schools. In other instances, you may have money in a 529 account, a trust fund or have it set aside in some other way for your children. In the case of a bankruptcy, what happens to that money is going to depend on the tuition prepayment plan’s structure and on the bankruptcy chapter filed.

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Cosigner’s Responsibility on an Unpaid Student Loan

As a co-signer on a student loan, you promise to pay the debt yourself if the borrower defaults. If the creditor has attempted to collect from the student and failed, late fees and collection costs are also passed on to you, in addition to the original debt amount.

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Are my retirement assets, college savings plans, and asset protection trusts protected under the bankruptcy law?

Money rolled over from a pension into an IRA is also protected. However the law limits protection for funds in regular and Roth IRAs to $1,283,025, although this cap can be increased by the bankruptcy court. Contributions placed in a section 529 college education savings plan or in a section 530 education IRA at least 2 years prior filing for bankruptcy are off limits to creditors. An asset protection trust can be established under the laws of Alaska, Delaware, Nevada, Rhode Island and Utah.

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What is redemption in a bankruptcy case?

Bankruptcy redemption is an option in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case that may allow you to keep a vehicle or other asset that is acting as collateral for secured debt. However, redemption may not be an option for all Chapter 7 debtors because it requires them come up with cash up front. Consult a Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney prior to making a decision about bankruptcy redemption.

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Are fines or punitive damages for fraud discharged in bankruptcy?

While bankruptcy can provide you with a viable option for restructuring and eliminating most debts, not all debts can be handled through a bankruptcy filing. If you are found liable for fraud, then you may face both fines for that fraud as well as punitive damages; these damages can be discharged in bankrputcy as Bankruptcy Code will not permit you to discharge any penalties for fraud.

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What is a support order?

In general legal terms an “order” is a command entered by a judge instructing parties to take some action or face penalties for violation of the order. A “support order” is an order of a court to pay child support, alimony, spousal support or some other type of family maintenance. The support order is usually incident to an action for divorce, legal separation or paternity, and is generally paid on a monthly basis.

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What is a judgment debtor?

The term judgment debtor is a legal term used to describe anyone who owes money that the court has ordered him to pay as part of a legal judgment. A judgment debtor can be a person who is ordered to pay child support for his children, a corporation that is ordered to pay restitution to the families of victims of a faulty or unsafe product that they produced, or a criminal who is ordered to make repayment of the money that he has stolen to the victims of his crime.

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Texas Eviction

Texas landlords cannot evict tenants without following Texas law. This means that removing doors or windows in an effort to force tenants to move is not okay

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Nevada Eviction

Evictions in Nevada are available to any landlord who follows Nevada law. The evictions process is uncomplicated but must be followed carefully or the eviction suit will be thrown out.

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Iowa Eviction

Eviction actions, called entry and detainer actions in Iowa, are available to any landlord who follows Iowa law.

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