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Oneida County may keep its lakefront zoning

As one of his final acts, Wisconsin's attorney general ruled that Oneida County can maintain their single-family housing zoning designation in a pair of lakefront areas.

Oneida County had asked the attorney general to make a ruling regarding the zoning of two lakes located in Sugar Camp. The shore area is located about 175 miles northwest of OshKosh.

Bankruptcy: Why does it happen to careful people?

There is sometimes this assumption about bankruptcy that it happens to people who spend recklessly and make obvious mistakes. While you can certainly find these situations, the reality is that careful people also find themselves facing financial problems and bankruptcy. It can happen to anyone.

For example, one of the top reasons for bankruptcy in the United States is having insurmountable medical bills. To a large degree, that may be out of your control. Careful drivers get in car accidents; healthy people get sick or contract diseases. Your financial plan may work perfectly until you suddenly have bills you never expected and cannot afford.

Things people have wrong about Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Being steeped in debt makes daily life an uncertain slog. Getting out from under a mountain of debt is possible with a little help from a professional and a few clever tools. Bankruptcy is one such tool, though the thought often drives people away before they get the facts.

The reality is that most people know more falsehoods and half-truths about bankruptcy than they know hard facts. If you are struggling with debt, one of the best ways you can advocate for yourself is to speak to an experienced attorney. They will give you specific details on your situation and help you make a plan to get your financial life out of its slump.

Business owners have an extra reason to plan estates well

It's not easy to discuss what to do with assets and properties upon a family member's death. Discussion of the end of life is always unpleasant, and descendants may have different ideas over what to do with homes and businesses. Owners of farms, people who own family businesses, farms and other major sources of revenue, however, should plan early and regularly discuss the future of their estates.

One of the first things business owners should consider is obtaining a financial analysis of their assets and liabilities. A complete picture of where a farm or operation stands in the present, along with owner's plans for the future, can help predict the complications that may apply to an estate upon the owner's death.

Should you tell your spouse that you want a divorce?

You think that you want a divorce. Should you start planning for it on your own, or should you tell your spouse what you're thinking?

To some degree, it may help to start planning before you bring it up. For instance, if you're worried that your spouse will recklessly spend money or threaten you in any way, you can take steps to protect yourself, such as making plans for a new place to stay. It may help you to keep your thoughts to yourself.

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Seek help if you're requesting a zoning change in Wisconsin

You found a perfect piece of property in Wisconsin where you can see yourself building what you always dreamed of: your flower shop at street level, your home above it.

You tell the real estate agent your plan, but she puts a quick end to it.

Key signs that divorce may be drawing closer

For many couples, divorce is not something that strikes without warning. In the movies, it always seems like one spouse walks in on the other one in the midst of an affair or some other dramatic event. While this does happen, it is far more common for little things to cause the couple's relationship to erode until they know it is just time to end it.

So, what are some signs that you may be getting closer to a divorce? They could include the following:

  • It seems like you spend more time dealing with negative issues than enjoying the good that a marriage can bring. All couples have hard times, but it can be a problem if your marriage feels like nothing but difficulties.
  • You often find yourself thinking about what it would be like to be single and just move on with your life. It is a fantasy of yours, the way some people fantasize about winning the lottery.
  • You are trying to save the marriage or work through the issues, but your spouse is not. Remember, you may not be able to save your marriage on your own.
  • You and your spouse do not have good communication skills. You never talk about things. You bottle them up inside. You may be trying to keep a fight from happening, but the problem is that refusing to talk means that issues never get solved and the situation just keeps getting worse.

The 3 different types of bankruptcy that a business can file

Just like individuals swimming in debt may choose to file for bankruptcy as a way to alleviate their financial pressures, businesses often do the same. They may file for Chapter 7, 11 or 13 bankruptcy depending on how they're incorporated, the assets and debts they have and whether they're looking to remain in business.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy

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