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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: How can I protect my separate assets (cash, savings, car) from my spouse’s potential future debt claims

How can I protect my separate assets (cash, savings, car) from my spouse’s potential future debt claims (IRS seizure, collection lawsuits from business and credit card creditors)? Divorce is not anticipated. This is in Colorado.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Keep all of your assets titled in your name only.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: How can I protect my separate assets (cash, savings, car) from my spouse’s potential future debt claims

How can I protect my separate assets (cash, savings, car) from my spouse’s potential future debt claims (IRS seizure, collection lawsuits from business and credit card creditors)? Divorce is not anticipated. This is in Colorado.

Rebecca Pescador
Rebecca Pescador
answered on Jan 25, 2023

This can be a tricky question, and it is my understanding that the answer may vary for different purposes, so it would be wise to also get opinions from a bankruptcy attorney and a tax attorney as well. This answer is going to be from an estate planning and family/divorce perspective. I do not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Divorce is final on 3/28 in Ma. We filed married but separate on taxes last year. Does that change my tax info for 2023?

My ex and i were married, in massachusetts, for five years. 2022 we decided to file our taxes "married filing separate." With the divorce final on 3/28/2023, would i still have to give my ex half my tax return? Does the divorce mean i should consult a tax specialist to file my taxes for me?

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
answered on Jan 23, 2023

The method of filing and the disposition of refunds or monies owed to tax authorities is usually dealt with in the body of the Separation Agreement. You should review the document preferably with the attorney who represented you on this issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for California on
Q: I have 3 units rental property in California. The property owned by a corporation in Nevada. I'm a single owner of

the corporation. Can I transfer the property in to my trust in ca without any tax consequences.

Do I need to create trust before transferring

Julie King
Julie King
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Anyone can place their real estate and other assets into a revocable trust (a trust that can be changed or modified by the owner, who is called a Settlor or Trustor) at any time and there shouldn’t be any tax consequences. Schedule A to the trust should list the corporation as an asset of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Is it safe to give Stripe your Social security Number? Do I have to Pay taxes if I make no revenue?

Is it safe to give Stripe your Social security Number? In order for me to create an account with Stripe, I need to give it the last four digits of my ssn.

Back story I'm a minor wanting to start a business in Florida where you pick up dog poop from peoples' yards. I created a... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jan 20, 2023

Florida doesn't have income taxes. The U.S. government does. I suggest you go to irs.gov, download a form 1040, and the instructions for that form. After reviewing those documents, you should have a better idea of how income tax works.

And no, if you make no money at all, you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Tennessee on
Q: I just had my house sold for back taxes. Do I need a tax lawyer or a real estate lawyer?

I need to know more information about how this process works.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 17, 2023

Specialization will not help. Hire a competent TN attorney to examine your Redemption Rights, and possibly exercise them. It will not be cheap and probably difficult. But if you want your home back, get in gear. Time is of the essence.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Child Support for Arizona on
Q: Taxes/ child support/divorce decree:If NCP has a current arrears balance can I claim child? In our decree it states

That NCP can claim if current on child support and arrear payments. I have calculated it and i am still calculating a short in child support payments. The arrears balance was at $1400 in May 2022. Due to his job loss and no payment for 5 months the balance went to $2300 by August 2022 then payments... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 17, 2023

The question really hinges on whether he is current for the 2022 tax year. He can be behind overall, but if he paid all that was he supposed to in 2022, he can claim the child. If he didn't, you can claim the child. Remember: The parent not claiming the child needs to sign Form 8332 in order... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Tax Law and Business Law for Florida on
Q: I have a LLC in Florida for a service I provide. Do I need licenses to provide that service outside of Florida?

I am a yacht teak deck installation specialist. I have an LLC in Florida for this service. This is a service only and does not involve the selling or reselling of anything. Usually I am sub contracted by other teak decking companies. I have some contract work along the West Coast lined up in... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jan 9, 2023

You would have to check those other jurisdictions.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a lawyer subpoena tax records from the accountant who prepares the joint returns for my estranged husband & me?

My husband & I are estranged; & filing joint tax returns while we await our final divorce hearing. Multiple times my husband & his divorce attorney have demanded I sign the final page of returns for which no tax worksheets were ever provided. Recently I discovered on my online IRS... Read more »

Lilia  Alcaraz
Lilia Alcaraz
answered on Jan 9, 2023

You may request your previously filed tax returns, along with all attachments by filing Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return with the IRS. You may find the form here:

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc156

Also, you may request them by phone by calling the IRS at 800-908-9946....
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Hi, if it takes up 8 weeks for my LLC to be processed by the state of florida do I have to wait until then to operate?
Keith Kanouse
Keith Kanouse
answered on Jan 5, 2023

My experience with filing Articles of Organization via e-fax is it becoming effective the next business day. I have never had to wait 8 weeks. When you file the Articles of Organization specify an effective date 5 business days before the filing date. See Section 605.0702 of the Florida Statutes.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: What options do I have if my child's grandma tries to claim my son on her taxes, even if he only stayed a month with her

He stayed with her for December but that was due to me (being without a vehicle) and her and the child's dad, keeping him from or not helping me to see him, I live 45 minutes away. They will not let him come back to my house.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
answered on Jan 3, 2023

If you provided over half the cost of raising the child in 2022, you are entitled to claim the child on your taxes. If that is the case, make sure you file your taxes as soon as possible. If grandma's tax return is filed after your, her attempt to claim the child is likely to be rejected... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: I am being harassed by an RTO shed owner that went out of business and has taken me to court and I have been told by the

And I have been told by a good source that he's just doing this to make me pay for something I did not do I want to sue

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 3, 2023

Have you been served with a civil warrant? If not, you might forget about it until sued. Generally a 6 yr SOL. If worried, then make him a cash offer if you received a shed.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New York on
Q: The county took possession of my 40-acre parcel for non-payment of property taxes that my mortgage co. failed to pay.

I have a mortgage on property that includes parcels in two towns in upstate NY. The mortgage servicing was recently transferred to a new company and they paid the taxes on one parcel but failed to pay on the second. The county has taken sealed bids and is scheduled to approve the sale at their... Read more »

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Dec 29, 2022

New York Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) Sections 1110 and 1111 allow you a “right of redemption”, which requires you to pay all back taxes and penalties on the property, usually within 2 years of the lien, to stop a lien foreclosure sale.

If the county has already filed a petition to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: I found my dad's estate house after years it's under tjomas phebus and marylou phebus my grandma. Fraud going on

Soneone is paying 5.000 a yr they're signing marylou phebus she is deceased

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 23, 2022

sounds like you should retain an attorney privately, since there could be some serious criminal activity going on

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law for California on
Q: Can my foreign partner with ITIN and a USA bank simply file a 1040 or does he have to file a 1040NR?

Can my foreign partner (who only visits the USA and does not live in the USA) with ITIN and a USA bank account simply file an IRS form 1040 instead of 1040NR? Also would this partner need to declare his foreign (Irish) income on the 1040?

Matthew R. Porter
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Matthew R. Porter
answered on Dec 20, 2022

U.S. tax residents are subject to worldwide taxation. Your friend should discuss this situation with an experienced international tax accountant to determine if there is an opportunity to make an election to be treated as a U.S. tax resident. If there is an election to be treated as a U.S. tax... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Tax Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Maine on
Q: Q: File bankruptcy or hire a debt company like freedomdebtrelief (d0t) com? Unemployed, 61yrs w/~54k in cc debt.

Unemployment runs out before I can collect social. I have no 401k or savings, I can't pay the minimums and don't know even know which debt companies are reputable? Does using a debt company prevent me from applying another recourse later?

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Dec 19, 2022

I've had several clients tell me that they've tried "debt relief" companies, but none were happy with the results (if any).

The going rate for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, for attorneys fees plus court costs, is about $2,000, for a simple, straightforward case....
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Texas on
Q: How does LLC registered as partnership write off car as business expense.

I have an LLC registered as partnership. Do I need to run payroll to pay the members? How to claim business expenses? Can I write off business car purchase as an expense?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 15, 2022

Yes, as long as the vehicle is used for business purposes. It is highly advisable that title is taken in the name of the LLC and is covered by a commercial motor vehicle liability insurance policy rather than a personal one

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Are there any lawyers here that support or represent a retail cigar shop business that pays Tobacco excise taxes?

this would be for the State Of Rhode Island

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 14, 2022

Hi. Unfortunately this is not a site to retain legal representation. Please reach out to an attorney privately.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for California on
Q: who does the Franchise Tax Board answer to for the state of California?

The IRS offers The Taxpayer Advocate Office to assist in personal Federal tax cases. Is there additional assistance for individuals with the Franchise Tax Board for the State of California?

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Dec 13, 2022

CA FTB has taxpayer advocate services - see the link below

https://www.ftb.ca.gov/help/disagree-or-resolve-an-issue/taxpayer-advocate-services.html

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, International Law, Probate and Tax Law on
Q: I am the beneficiary of a brokerage accnt of a deceased non-citizen non-resident. Can I wire money to his own bank acct

Can I do this without probate and IRS letter of release if I know his password and ID? It will still be under an account under his name. We need to make the transfer to settle the tax owed in his own resident country

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Dec 10, 2022

This is a tax question, albeit an international tax question. I suggest you arrange an meeting with a local tax lawyer taking along all relevant documents

Good Luck

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