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Q: Disabled daughter files bankruptcy on government housing loan will she owe the IRS

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 23, 2017

No. Debts discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding aren't usually considered taxable income.
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Q: Is it against the law for my boyfriend to give my son a spanking?

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Answered on Feb 23, 2017

I'm assuming that your boyfriend is not the father of your son. Since you indicate that "we" put him in his room", I further assume that you and your boyfriend agreed that the child should be spanked by your boyfriend. If so, and if the spanking was not excessive, your boyfriend had parental permission and such corporal punishment is permissible.

But for the future, you, your boyfriend, and the boy's father, especially if the father has court-ordered custody or visitation, might...
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Q: I'm almost a year into my claim. The nurse case manager told me it I should retire before my year is up

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Answered on Feb 23, 2017

That seems a bit fishy to me that the NCM would give you advice to retire? If you have no lawyer assisting you you should call DWC and ask for an ombudsman to be assigned to you case. You need to ask for reconsideration on the denial of surgery (w/i the time limits imposed) and if denied again ask that an independent review organization (IRO) be appointed to determine if surgery is necessary. Good luck to you.
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Q: Can someone give a home away in her will to someone other than the siblings if it was willed to her and her siblings?

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A person can only give what they have. If someone was willed only a partial interest, she can will only her partial interest.
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Q: What do I need to do to change my name back to my maiden name,after my divorce??????

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Answered on Feb 23, 2017

If your divorce was finalized in one of the County courts in Pennsylvania, then you will need to file a Notice to Retake Maiden Name with the Prothonotary's Office where your divorce was finalized. I suggest that you also contact your local Security Security Administration office to ensure that you comply with any of their requirements.
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