Richard Sternberg's answer Unlike VAT, sales tax is paid by the vendor at point of sale. So, if the purchase was in Colorado, the vendor must report and pay sales tax on the sale unless there is an exemption under state law. Such exemptions often exist for non-profit charitable entities with § 501(c) status, but the exemptions are controlled by Colorado state law. You should consult a lawyer in Colorado for details.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Potentially, yes. If you were married when the homes were purchased, they are automatically included in the marital estate in CO. If they were purchased prior to the marriage, the appreciation (and potentially the whole property) would be included in the marital estate. Note, the Thai property division laws do not necessarily control asset divisions in the US or Colorado.
The wrinkle is the international aspect of the impending divorce. A Thai court has no jurisdiction over US or...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Family law is exclusively state law. There is limited international enforcement of custody, kidnapping, and other matters, but these are very rarely utilized. You can seek a court order in Colorado which can establish support if you ex ever re-enters the US or is a US citizen/resident. However, if your ex is making 8K a year, the support (if any) would be very low (i.e. less than $100 a month). Colorado does favor 50-50% custody, but in an international context (esp. with a concern that the...
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