By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
This past year saw gas prices at an all time high, residential construction and housing at an all time low; builders, decorators, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, roofers, pool companies, car dealers/salesmen, and lots of others all out of customers and out of work. Not to mention what has happened on Wall Street, and to our retirement portfolios.
So it is not surprising that my law practice has seen more clients go through more divorces, foreclosures, and bankruptcies than ever before. People have problems and stress. If husbands and wives are relentlessly fighting (usually over money), relief is sought by divorce. If the mortgage (or car payment) can’t be paid, the bank will relieve you of that obligation by foreclosing. If you are seriously in debt, having run up those credit cards, bankruptcy is your recourse.
While the picture is not pretty, neither was Year 2008. It is time to plan for the future. While I am hardly a doomsayer, I just throw out those three words: divorce, foreclosure, bankruptcy, as real legal options. You have options. And with options comes hope for a brand new beginning.
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