In a situtation such as yours, the Court should consider a rolling average for your income rather than a snapshot four week period. The best method is to annualize your income and then divide it by twelve months. You should consult with a family law attorney to ensure that your income is being properly calculated for support purposes.
The previous answer is incorrect. The mother's death in 2002 would've left the father a life estate with the remainder to the children. At father's death, his will would not apply to the homestead. Therefore, the mother's children would own the property in equal shares. A homestead determination needs to be entered for the mother's estate to place the home in her children's names.
While you probably don't have a defamation suit, you and your brother can certainly initiate a partition action to force the sale of the home without your sister's consent. You should consult with an attorney knowledgeable in both probate and real estate.
As long as you were legally married and both she and your stepson reside with you, you should have no problem claiming the stepson as a dependent on your taxes. Your wife will change your filing status to "married filing jointly" and this will increase your tax bracket, the amount of your standard deductions, and the total number of exemptions claimed.
Anyone can serve as trustee of an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) in this situation. The real key is making sure that the ILIT is fully utilized for its intended purposes. If the grantor (the grandparent in this case) doesn't want to file a gift tax return on the insurance premiums, the payment of the premiums will have to be accomplished through the use of "Crummey" letters (as mentioned above). The "Crummey" letter gives the beneficiaries of an ILIT a "present interest" in the...
The DMV may allow you to transfer the title as mentioned by some of the other attorneys, but in my experience, this is only allowed when transferrring the vehicle title to a surviving spouse. Further, if the trailer is actually considered as real property (and no longer considered a mobile home), then a probate will be necessary. If a probate is required (either by DMV or by reason of the nature of the mobile home), a summary administration can be utilized rather than a formal administration.
Assuming your mother is still the Trustee of her Revocable Living Trust, she can transfer the condo ownership with a Warranty Deed from the Trustee to the son. Now whether she should do that is an entirely different question. In either case, a competent estate planning attorney should be consulted to determine whether this should be done and the best means for doing so.
An illegal alien may obtain an Individual Tax Identification Number, and use it to file a tax return. All persons earning income in the United States have an obligation to report receipt of that income whether the payor is reporting it or not. Thus, the answer is yes, an illegal person may file taxes even with no proof of pay. However, if the employer is paying cash, he or she has not been withholding taxes, and the taxpayer will have to pay all taxes associated with the income. You should...
It sounds as though the property was titled in your ex-wife's name after the divorce. If this is true, the taxes were paid by her and you were given your net share of the proceeds. While this is technically improper, assuming all taxes were ultimately paid on the transaction, you needn't fear an audit. If, however, your name was still on the property, your share of the income should've been allocated to you and you should have paid the taxes on your share. This would only be an issue if you...
As Stephanie says, you should consult with a probate attorney. However, if she was on disability, you may also be able to report her case to the Department of Children and Families for investigation. The Fraud Division handles cases of elder exploitation when the person was receiving Medicaid or Disability.