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  • Chapter 13, I have 2 properties. One I live in is current(condo), the other is going to foreclosure.(house)

    Can I rent out the property in chapter 13 and still keep where I am living too? The 2nd mortgage on house, it too is behind in payments and a small HOA lien. What happens to it? Is it renegotiated into a new payment structure? I see a light at th...

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with Attorneys Bunce and Harkness.

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  • Can i sue for negligence base on my mortgage, which was in foreclouser and chapter 7

    ok, i started in a chapter 13 and got citimortgage to remodify the loan got all the papers sign. Than i switch over to a chapter 7 at which point citimortgage loss all my paperwork on the loan and the remodfication and never hear from citimortgage...

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Zautner

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  • I'm in a ch7. I've had my first meeting. Can I pay cash for a car during this or do I need to wait for discharge

    I can get cash to pay for a car from a family member but I don't want to mess up my bk.

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Merrill. Here is one idea for providing documentation of the gift. Have the person who is giving you the money sign an affidavit in front of a notary that the money given as a gift is, indeed, a gift. That there was nothing given by you in exchange for the gift except relationship and/or friendship. Have this idea approved by your attorney. Good Luck.

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  • Is it legal to be legally married in Canada and claim single on American taxes?

    From what I know, my brother-in-law's girlfriend was married in Canada. As far as I have been told, a divorce was never finalized. My brother-in-law's girlfriend has been filing US taxes as single. It is also to my understanding, that the girl...

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Larson. Furthermore, almost all states accept Canadian marriages. Good Luck.

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  • I had done a chapter 13, but when I lost my job, CH13 dismissed. A new bank looking to repo that I never knew bought the loan.

    The new bank wont work anything out. Can I go to court to stop them until it is found that they bought the loan because Chrysler says they did not sell the loan and may be willing to work out former payment. I have a new job so this won't be a pro...

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    I agree with Attorney Duffy.

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  • My paid preparer failed to furnish me my amended state tax return (760cg). When requested I was given some printing excuses?

    I got my tax return amended by a paid preparer, who gave me only 1040X and no state return. He told me that I do not need to send my state tax as I do not owe nor receive any refund from the state, though there was a change in the filing status. T...

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    I agree with Attorney Thompson.

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  • Does my mom need to pay taxes on my grandmothers mobile home if it is willed to her?

    My mom will be getting my grandmothers home when she passes. The mobile home will be paid off and then my sister will be getting the mobile home from my parents threw a contract of title, at which point she will just be making payments on it up to...

    Howard’s Answer

    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.

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  • A business corporation in South Carolina has bylaws that contradict corporate law.

    I'm a shareholder of a business corporation in South Carolina that has bylaws contradicting corporate law. What effect do these bylaws have? One bylaw states that board members are only to be elected by other board members and cannot be remove...

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Natoli.

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  • I want to dissolve a Corporation that has $50,000 in cash and other vehicles worth $50,000 what do I have to do with the assets

    My wife and I own the corporation and would like to retire and liquidate the corporation assets and maybe keep one of the vehicles

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Cobb. However, in cases like this proper procedure is more important than the final result. If you do not follow proper procedure you may be stuck with an entity that has nothing but is still a taxable entity. So, you should retain an attorney.

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  • Filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and now after my case is gone to court my Lawyer is not returning any of my calls or emails.

    In July of 2012 I got cited with 14800 in back child support at a 6% interest rate until paid in full. Being in the military and deployed all the time I was shocked by this. So I went to see a lawyer in Clarksville TN and he told me to file chapt...

    Howard’s Answer

    I agree with Attorneys Lee and Bunce.

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