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Alicia Simone James

Alicia James’s Answers

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  • What are the steps for establishing and acquiring a License for a Company or a Corporation in Orlando, Florida?

    I'm planning to Establish a Recruitment / Headhunting firm & Export / Import Company . What are the step to acquire a license ? At what department ? What is the difference between a company and a corporation A & C , or LL from Taxa...

    Alicia’s Answer

    C corporations are separate from their owners and pays its own taxes. As a result, you would have taxation at the entity level and the shareholder level (double taxation). The S corporation (depending on its members) can be structured so as to minimize self employment taxes that result from pass through taxation. The LLC, if it is a single member owner will be subject to pass through taxation. If there are more than one member in the LLC then it is considered a partnership and taxed as such.

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  • How would I determine which liens or encumbrances would survive a tax deed sale

    I am planning on bidding on a tax deed sale in Palm Beach county. How can I find out if any liens or encumbrances will survive the sale and that I will be responsible for if I have the winning bid? Thank you

    Alicia’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Johnson. Hiring an attorney to help determine the types of tax deeds will be worth it in the long run. A quick look at court house records will give you an idea before hand about the liens that exist. A good title company can also help.

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  • Are we legally obligated to pay rent after given a ninety day eviction notice?

    We own a double wide mobile home and we have rented the same lot in Clarksville Tennessee , for over 10 years without missing a rent payment or a property tax payment . We received an eviction notice today , due to the owner wishing to re - bu...

    Alicia’s Answer

    Yes, you are probably legally obligated to pay the rent. Assuming that the property is in good working order. Try negotiating with the owner to get a reduced rate. You may also ask the owner to document in writing that you paid on time for 10 years. Just in case the eviction becomes a problem on your credit report.

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  • Tax filing - form 1099-R, early distribution IRA from my ex

    My ex gave me last year all his IRA ( $ 6300 ) when we got divorce . Its early distribution since he is only 48 . I received it as a check , no rollover . The account has been closed , no more fund left . Now I have to file tax based on t...

    Alicia’s Answer

    Taxes on IRA distributions received in a divorce -- Usually, you (the former spouse) will treat the assets as your own. Thus, you will be responsible for any taxes and penalties resulting from the distribution. If you received a 1099-R then you are responsible for the taxes and the 10% early withdrawal penalty. But, this assumes that the the agreement for the division of assets was approved by the court. If not, the IRS could rule that the transaction be treated as a distribution to the spouse who gave up the assets. Either way, the transaction needs to be properly reported. Do not miscategorize the distribution as miscellaneous extra income.

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  • Am i still responsible for the condo if i remove my name from the deed, i am not on the mortgage but the taxes show my our names

    he my ex boyfriend what do i have to do to remove all responsibilities to this condo and do i have a right to ask for a buy out

    Alicia’s Answer

    Deed your interest in the property over to him. Please make sure there is a written agreement in which he states that he assumes all responsibility. Plus, have the document notarized.

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  • My husband has Dementia and is living in a memory care facility...I have Durable Power of Attorney. Can I file legal separation.

    He pays for his care with his disability check and it also takes care of my finances. Will this change if I file for legal separation. We have not lived together for 3 years and I have not been employed. Before his illness we were in the proce...

    Alicia’s Answer

    An attorney will need to evaluate the specifics of your complex situation.

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  • My father is dying and his ex wife and he where still friends do she has the power over his oldest son that name after him

    with show proof he left her in charge

    Alicia’s Answer

    If your father executed a Power of Attorney then you need to consult that document. There are different types of POA.

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  • How do I protect myself as power of attorney and my grams as well from others?

    I am my grandmother's power of attorney (medical and financial). She has a daughter (my aunt) that is still living. My father and his brother are both deceased. She has nieces and cousins that question me about things that Grams tells them that...

    Alicia’s Answer

    You should get a consultation with a probate/guardianship attorney to evaluate your specific facts. An attorney can protect your rights. Plus, get your grandmother the help that she needs.

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  • In the state of Nebraska how can an individual change their durable power of attorney after that individual is incompetent ?

    The individual has signed a legal durable PA document assigning the PA in question .

    Alicia’s Answer

    The key is mental capacity at the time the document was signed.

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  • How do I get power of attorney

    my brother has been in ICU for two weeks , i have power of attorney for health care but bills are due and i can't sigh any checks , he is on a breathing machine and has had a stroke , cannot sign any checks but understands what I'm telling him ...

    Alicia’s Answer

    Attorney Frederick gave you great advice. With a Power of Attorney the key is capacity of the person signing the document.

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