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  • Keep getting rescheduled for court. 4 times now.

    2nd degree burglary charge on abandoned property with no, no trespassing signs, a falling down shack and piles of junk laying around. Had some items on my car found on the junk piles. Have been offered 4th degree burglary w/o intent to burglarize....

    Howard’s Answer

    T he wheels of government move slowly. Trust your attorney.

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  • DISCHARGE CH13 EARLY

    My 3 yr CH13 plan ends Feb 2013. I now owe for Nov & Dec monthly payment. i was recently released from the hospital diagnosed w/MS and am now on short term disability. I only get 60% income now. Can i request to discharge early & if so do i send t...

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    I agree with Attorneys Bunce and Merrill.

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  • My communitee has 2 sections,built many years apart, the older section needs new roofs. our board is assessing our section

    i want to know if i can get a restraing order to stop this wrong doing and have the board gange the bylaws to where each section is responsilble for their own roof.

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Stage.

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  • If property was exempt in bankruptcy should a lien from unsecured debt that was discharged in bankruptcy be released

    unsecured card company got a judgement on my home one month before my attorney filed my bankruptcy and got a lien 2 weeks later. the debt was discharged in the bankruptcy. I know this doesn't automatically remove the lien but if my property was ...

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    I agree with Attorneys Markus and Merrill.

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  • Can my wife file bankruptcy seperately if we are seperated?

    My wife and I have been seperated for 2 years, living in seperate residences. Although not legally seperated. During the last year she has gone deep into debt, even with my support of $1500 a month, because she will not look for a job. This is all...

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    I agree with Attorneys Beck and Merrill

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  • Should I file for chapter 13 bankruptcy on a $13,000 defaulted private student loan debt?

    I'm in default for a private student loan debt of around $13,000 and the debt collectors are not willing to work out a payment plan with me. I don't have any other large debts other than federal student loans which are in good standing. Someon...

    Howard’s Answer

    I substantially agree with Attorney Duenas. It's very important that you consult with a New York attorney, however, Considering what your situation is you may get better results from filing Chapter Seven than Chapter Thirteen.

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  • Can you collect unemployment benefits when you owe restitution and owe the IRS? He's collecting about 1,000/month

    Husband was found guilty of embezzling quarter million dollars from company and was ordered 10 years probation and restitution. We are divorcing and have received nothing in regards to any financial support from him. He has a job, though he make...

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    I agree with Attorney Bunce.

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  • I filed an OIC with the IRS, and after 8 months they have rejected it. Is a tax attorney my best option, or file appeal myself?

    My OIC was based on my husband's unemployment (4 months in 2012) and the fact that more than half of the tax I owe is because of debt forgiven in 2011 by credit card companies. I have since discovered that tax owed because of forgiven debt might ...

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    I agree with Attorney Gordon.

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  • California tax question

    In California, what type of transcripts does the California Franchise tax board have available. For instance, the Board may have different names for different types of transcripts. Would the Board have a transcript which shows whether a person o...

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    I"m sure you can find the answer to your question at this website: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/index.shtml?WT.mc_id=Global_Home_Tab. It is the home website for the California Franchise Tax Board.

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  • My company (S-Corp) is having a dispute with another company. Can this company take any action against me as an individual?

    This is about a photo on an old website that was placed there by someone else I hired to do this. This person (who I have lost track of and cannot check with to verify the facts) said the photos were paid for when I paid him for the website. Th...

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    I agree with Attorneys Smith and Ferris.

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