In a personal injury case, you and your attorney should have a signed fee agreement. This fee agreement should outline the responsibilities of each party including what percentage wil be taken by the attorney if this was a contingency case.
First, I would ask your attorney to explain his or her calculation. It is highly likely this will clear up any misunderstanding. Also, there may be some costs of litigation that your attorney fronted in the case that the fee agreement provides he can...
Since you received a 1099 rather than a W-2, you were classified as an independent contractor. The IRS has tests that determine whether someone is really a contractor or a misclassified employee. You should have someone evaluate your status to make sure you were properly classified.
As an independent contractor, no taxes were withheld from your paycheck. In theory you will owe income taxes and self-employment taxes on your earnings. So before you consider income taxes you will pay the 7....
While this seems like a simple question it is actually quite complex because there are a myriad of factors that must be considered. Typically, if the employer withholds the money from the employees check and the employee is a W-2 employee, the employer will be liable. Several questions that I would ask include whether or not the business is defunct or still operating. Even if the business is defunct, the owners/operators should be liable. Failure on their part to remit taxes or amounts...
You may have a premises liability case which you can pursue against the nightclub. A personal injury attorney can help you analyze your case and review your options. If you have questions, please call me. I would be happy to assist you.
I agree with the previous answer. It is my belief that each of your tax situations stand alone and will continue to do so until you file jointly or start to commingle assets. It would hurt to talk with an attorney to get advice on how to protect your financial position going forward until the bankruptcy issues are behind you. Thus, your refund should be protected.
I agree that it is best to run the numbers both ways before making your decision. That being said, married filing separately allows you to act on your own if your relationship with your future ex is not to the point where communication is possible. It would be wise to talk to your divorce attorney or tax professional to make sure that you are entitled to the deductions that you take in case they are disputed by your spouse. Best wishes!
You can of course void the old will by marking it. The issue is which one is the original and are their other copies still circulating that could surface. I would suggest your husband attach an affadavit with his signature notarized referencing the will he would like to revoke.
Further, it is common to include terminology in the new will stating that "all previous wills are considered revoked." This clearly makes the new legally prepared will the controlling document. It is important to...
It sounds like you have a worker's comp claim against your employer. It is also possible that you have a cause of action against the manufacturer of the equipment that malfunctioned or was designed in way that it could not be safely operated for the purpose it was manufactured.
You should contact an attorney and review your specific facts and then go forward with your analysis of whether you should pursue a claim for damages.
Without a consultation, it is impossible to say what your representation cost will be. Paying big dollars will get you a big name but it does not guarantee any better results.
Your case needs to analyzed. Factors to look at include did the officer have probable cause for the stop, were you given your implied consent warning, were the test results accurate, was the test properly administered etc., is there video that would provide evidence that you were or were not impaired, is this your...
You should hire an attorney and fight these charges. There are number of challenges you can make and an attorney can assist you with these challenges. You do not want to go to court without one.
Feel free to contact my office if you would like to discuss.