Questions Answered by Radha Rothrock

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Nov 17, 2013

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Unless the bank expressly waived its right to collect the deficiency, it has until July of this year to sue on the deficiency. If the bank agreed to waive its right to collect the deficiency, it would have given you something in writing at the time of the ...
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Feb 17, 2014

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You can register for Pacer here: http://www.pacer.gov/register.html You can also check the clerk of the court of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Tamp division.
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Jan 30, 2014

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Pacer is the easiest way, as Mr. Bresalier stated. You can register at http://www.pacer.gov/register.html
 
 

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Oct 6, 2012

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Most of your retirement assets are protected if you file bankruptcy. Be careful if you rollover IRAs and then file bankruptcy. The rules can get tricky there. Consult with a bankruptcy attorney before transfering the retirement.
 
 

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Oct 9, 2012

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You will lose the home if you do not pay the mortgage. If you continue to pay the mortgage on the $50,000, you can claim the $110,000 of equity as exempt property in your bankruptcy and discharge the $30,000 in credit card debt provided you meet all the ...
 
 

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Oct 26, 2012

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Bankruptcy won't discharge child support obligations.
 
 

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Nov 18, 2012

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If you are an individual, yes. You have the right to represent yourself. I would recommend getting a lawyer. If you mess up your paperwork, your debts may not be discharged. If you can't afford an attorney, try the bar association or legal aid in ...
 
 

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Nov 21, 2012

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Try your local bar association or local legal aid society. Either one of these associations might be able to find you an attorney at a free or reduced cost.
 
 

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Nov 22, 2012

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If you surrender your home in the bankruptcy but continue to live there, you will still be responsible for HOA fees incurred after you file bankruptcy.
 
 

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Florida on Nov 20, 2012

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Try legal aid or the bar association in the county where you live. Sometimes they provide you or direct you to someone who will provide you free services or low cost services. If you are filing a chapter 13, many attorneys will also accept your case for ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Florida on Nov 27, 2012

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It depends on the amount of your damages. If your damages are a few hundred dollars, the attorney fee will be higher than your damages. In that case, you can try the attorney general's office or the better business bureau. If that route fails, find ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Jan 27, 2011

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Yes, you don't need to be a biological parent to claim someone as a dependent. Just make sure no one else claimed the child as a dependent on their return. If so, the IRS will come after you for money. The best thing to do is to get a waiver signed ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Feb 9, 2011

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The IRS won't give you this information without a power of attorney. If your divorce decree requires you to provide a copy of the return to the other person, you might be able to file some sort of an enforcement action throught the divorce court.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Apr 6, 2011

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You must be a registered preparer with the IRS. They will give you a ptin number. They have minimum requirements to get the ptin number depending on your educational level.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on May 4, 2011

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The inmate wouldn't file the 1099. The person paying the inmate would file the 1099. Inmates are subject to the same reporting requirements as other citizens when it comes to tax law.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Jul 21, 2011

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The feds can ask for a receipt for any amount. As a practical matter, they usually won't object to it if if it's under $20.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Nov 28, 2012

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Do you owe the federal government for IRS taxes or the local government for property taxes? If you owe the feds, they will probably lien the property. They can force you to sell it, but generally do so as a last resort. If you owe the county property ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Dec 16, 2012

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If they sent you a notice, you will have to appeal it by a certain deadline depending on what you sent. Consult with a tax attorney as soon as possible. If you miss the deadline to appeal, your remedies will be limited.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Dec 18, 2012

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California has state and federal taxes so I would recommend consulting with a tax professional in California rather than Florida.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Florida on Dec 25, 2012

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There are a lot of factors that will decide this issue. The first factor is whether or not you have already filed a tax return. If you haven't already filed the return, you can prepare it single as well as joint to see which way results in the ...