I agree with my colleagues. In short, you cannot be prevented from getting a student loan simply because of a past bankruptcy. Further, student loans can be discharged in bankruptcy only when there are special circumstances.
Your bankruptcy case is definitely yours. Your attorney, like all attorneys, is simply your servant. If your attorney is not responding to you then perhaps you need one who will. Contact your local bar, or use Avvo, to find some names of good bankruptcy attorneys.
I may be wrong here but I believe that this questioner is asking about property taxes, not estate taxes. If that is true then your mother will be liable for such property taxes on the mobile home when she gets it from your grandmother. You do need a good tax attorney who is in Minnesota. I happen to be in Eagan, MN.
I agree with my colleagues that Offer in Compromise is probably not an available option in your circumstance and that negotiating a payment plan is a better option. If you want help, I can help you. I am both a C.P.A. and Attorney and am here in the Twin Cities. You can call me at 651-434-7590.
First, the amount you owe strictly in taxes themselves is amount you owe, not your preparer. But, if your not paying this amount initially was due to professional error then the I.R.S. may excuse you from paying penalties.
It depends greatly on how the firm you apply to sees such experience and how you deal with it. You should be honest and forthright and show how having this experience can bring positive value to a firm / client that hires you.
While I agree with my colleagues you are not "legally required" in this country to choose the corporate form and entity. You are free to make the business decisions which best benefit you. But, as Mr. Potter notes, the corporate form may do that for you.