Step one is retain a skilled criminal defense lawyer to represent you.
1. Review the school handbook.
2. No. But you will need to disclose everything on your bar application. Consult a lawyer when you are ready to complete it.
You may want to consider getting assistance for yiur drinking issues.
You are responsible for your son's bills until he is 21 years of age. The money from the settlement can only be withdrawn with the court's permission for a justifiable reason. Speak with the lawyer who handled the accident case.
If your brother filed an answer and counterclaim, then his lawyer can file a RJI, request for judicial intervention, and a PC, preliminary conference, to have the case heard. Have your brother speak with his lawyer. If there is no summons and complaint, then yur brother's lawyer can file one and serve the wife.
You can file for administration in surrogates court. You can apply to be appointed administrator to gather up all assets which includes car, money from settlement, information from the PI lawyer including the closing statement including the check for the settlement. Speak with a local experienced lawyer to help you.
Review your contract with the tax center to see if there are any refund provisions. It is inexpensive to file a small claims case, but you do not state a reason why the company did something wrong. If the taxes were filed, then what is the hold up on the refund the IRS or the tax center?