I agree with my colleagues. If you do not pay rent on the first of the next month you may be evicted. So if you receive a "5-day notice" from landlord you must pay the balance in full by the end of the five days or he/she will likely begin the eviction process.
This does sound like you were the victim of a crime. In addition to contacting the attorney general you should file a police report. You probably aren't this criminal's only victim and with the help of the authorities you may be able to recover some of the money that was stolen from you.
I would like to just add that if the tax return is less than a $1000, most trustees will let you keep it. Anything less than that just isn't worth their time going after. In fact I recently had a client who was to receive an almost $1300 tax refund that the trustee let them keep.
So if your refund is less than $1000, you should be able to keep it.
It sounds like your brother is going to have to hire an attorney in NYC. You can't bring the suit or appear on behalf of your brother. Additionally, either your brother is going to hire a NYC attorney or he's going to have to appear in court.
You will definitely want to attend the eviction hearing and make your arguments to the judge. However, it has been my experience that if you show up in court and admit that you haven't paid rent the judge will side with the landlord even if there were certain procedural errors made by the landlord.
From a legal standpoint you are free to purchase another vehicle. However, you will probably have a very high interest rate which will make your monthly payments higher than they otherwise would be. Just make sure it's something you can afford because if the car is repo'd you will be responsible for any deficiencies.
Generally speaking 401K's are 100% protected in bankruptcy. This means that even if you had $1,000,000 in your 401K it would all be protected. However, there are exceptions to this rule and so it is important to speak with an attorney to make sure that your retirement is in fact exempt.
It is a violation of the law to knowingly provide the IRS with false information. Without knowing more about your specific situation it's hard to say what his punishment may be but it may have a negative impact on his career.
As long as a property is in your name, then you are responsible for the property taxes. The fact that you haven't lived in the house for two years does not preclude the county (or HOA) from seeking a judgment against you. You should seek out professional help before a judgment is entered against you.
Uhhh no, your landlord cannot enter your residence after telling him twice you weren't dressed. Sounds like you did the right thing in calling the police. A landlord in Arizona is required to give you a 48 hour notice before entering your residence. You might want to consider moving.