I used the IRS offer in compromise calculator and it says I might qualify to settle $15k in debt for a payment of $1200. How accurate is this calculator? I have been on a payment plan for a year and a half now. I want to try for an offer in compro...
Given the relatively small amount of tax debt, yes, this is something you should try on your own. The calculator is useful for figuring out streamlined Offers in Compromise.
Note, this is the official IRS pre-qualifier calculator, make sure that is the one you are using. https://irs.treasury.gov/oic_pre_qualifier/faces/OIC_Screen1.jsp
Since I rarely do Offers in Compromise on tax debt as low as yours or do streamlined offers, I don't know how long they take (my typical clients owe in excess of $80,000). A normal offer in compromise can take 10 to 18 months.See question
We just got word of unpaid band fees 1 week before cap and gowns are to be distributed and I'm on ssi disability and paid fee I knew about. Can they legally withhold a diploma when my daughter is a 4.0 student and never been in a my trouble at the...
Unpaid, yes. Questionable, that is a matter of opinion. Bottom line, yes, they can withhold a diploma until all fees are paid. See if you can work it out with the school, request a hardship waiver, or something.See question
I live in a rural area of Santa Clara county and am looking at building a single family house on a large piece of land next to an elementary school. How close can the house be to the fence that separates the school from my property?
Check with your county or municipal zoning authority to determine if there is any set back requirement (i.e. how far from the property line can you build.).
This is more a real estate law question than an education question, so I am updating the practice area designation.See question
I'm only fifteen and I just finished the tenth grade my parents are deciding to not allow me to attend school because I'm a female. They believe females don't deserve an education. And I disagree I am I hardworking honor roll student and I have so...
As already suggested, you may call the school or your state's child protective services agency and report the facts. Out of curiosity, what are your parents proposing you do instead? Southaven is not exactly backwoods, bayou Mississippi, I suspect there is more to this story.See question
The cosmetology school that I currently attend has brought nothing but negative emotional distress to my life. One month into the school I found out I was pregnant with twins. I continued to attend school and received extra assistance, a pell gran...
That situation wouldn't play well in court. It is not clear the school has done anything wrong. Sorry. Also, as a general rule, you cannot sue over ONLY emotional distress, there typically needs to be more. You may talk to a personal injury attorney and see what they think, but this doesn't strike me as a legal claim.See question
I discovered that someone has lied on their paperwork when filing for bankruptcy. I want to bring it to the attention of the creditors and the trustee but I am not sure how to go about doing so. Can I call them and tell them my concerns or send th...
Write a letter to the trustee and send whatever proof you have. Depending on the issues, the trustee may care or they may not.See question
I filed suit against a person and they settled for a payment of $750 a month for ten years, increasing by 2% off the base amount each year for a total of $108,900. I believe settling defendants' payments are offset against any judgment against non...
Yes, there is a calculation to determine the Present Value of a Future Stream of payments (just Google that), it is beyond scope of this forum. As for offset, until the event occurs that triggers offset, there is nothing to offset.
Since we are talking about a Judgment, it is an asset, not income in terms of bankruptcy or debt collection protection. The judgment has a present value that can be liquidated. Most Present Value calculations assume a reliable future payment series, where things get murky is if the future payments are not easily guaranteed or subject to high risk of default, then a discount gets applied to the Present Value.See question
I no longer can afford a lawyer
Only if the lawyer agrees, which is unlikely.See question
I represent myself and understand a lot about proceedings, but I would like to have the opinion and advice of a seasoned trial attorney to help me understand the nuances and look over documents.
It depends on the area of law. In federal proceedings the answer is NO. In state law proceedings (state court), the answer depends on the view of your state Supreme Court and the rules of ethics. Generally, unbundled legal services are best suited for discrete issues within a larger case. The typical area where you see unbundled legal services is Family Law. For example, the couple may have worked out all the financial aspects of divorce, but need help with child custody and parenting. An attorney could be hired to coach and assist behind the scenes on that issue and not assume responsibility for the entire divorce.
You start getting outside that context (and outside very well defined, discrete parts of cases), unbundled legal services are, generally, not available. As a practical matter, it sucks up the same, and often more, of the attorney's time to coach and assist a person in an open ended proceeding than if the attorney just handled it directly. Also, the liability risk is too great relative to the financial compensation. Invariably, if something goes wrong, the person blames the attorney (instead of themselves) regardless if the attorney is at fault.See question
Transcript and credit information was given to a local reporter who then wrote an article that claim I had less credits than I reported to my employer. Under FERPA, transcripts and no. of credits are NOT "directory" information. Can I sue for ha...
No, FERPA (the law) does not provide you with a private right of action. You might have other claims you can raise, but not FERPA, FERPA only provides for an administrative remedy (e.g. you report the school). Without more information and context, hard to day if the school did anything wrong.See question