the CPA said he was busy in March of 2016 to file my return in time. I agreed to an extension. At that time he said I owed the IRS $700. I paid what was owed. He also stated I would be getting money back after he filed our taxes. I have tried for ...
I suggest you send a certified letter demanding the items you need including all correspondence from/to the IRS. Give the CPA a 10 day window to comply and if you don't get what you seek by the end of that 10 day window then file a formal complaint with the State of Colorado (assuming the CPA really is a CPA who is licensed by CO). If you don't get any help then see an attorney who can put appropriate pressure on the CPA to follow through. Don't wait too long to get this going. Good luck.See question
When we bought our house 9 years ago this was how it was set up an alley runs beside my house and back yard the water runs down the alley unfortunately it runs to the house behind us in front of their drive they moved in a few months ago and their...
Generally speaking you are obligated to keep your sump drainage on your own property. Allowing the drainage to trespass onto the property of another opens you up to liability. You could also consult with your local government that has jurisdiction over the alley to see if putting the drainage in the alley is permitted (I suspect it is not). For a proper answer, consult an attorney in your community. Good luck.See question
I have an ex-husband who passed in Alaska.
There are several attorneys in the Seattle area who are licensed to practice in Alaska. You can search the Alaska State Bar's online directory, check AVVO for a probate attorney in Seattle with an AK license, and simply do a Google search. You could also arrange an initial consultation by phone with an AK probate attorney. Good luck.See question
My husband is a physician, what is the best way to protect the home my parents will be living in that is in our name, and acearage in the event he is sued. Also, we want an option that lowers our taxes associated with the ownership.
I suggest that you and your husband speak with an attorney that is knowledgeable about asset protection trusts. The first defense is adequate liability insurance for his practice, your properties, and automobiles. A good asset protection attorney can help you identify the tools that can be used. Don't try to do this on your own as this is a very special area of the law. Consider it the legal equivalent of microneurosurgery. As for the real property taxes, if you insist on ownership of the home occupied by your parents there is no avoiding the fact that the home does not qualify for the homeowner's exemption.See question
i got served today for court for an eviction notice, it was a misunderstanding with what i thought the lease said. can i get this settled before the trial date?
If you were served an eviction notice there is not yet a lawsuit and you can usually resolve the issue quickly with your landlord. If you were served with a summons and complaint in an eviction lawsuit where you are commanded to appear in court you still have the ability to resolve the case. If the landlord is represented by an attorney you can call the attorney and see if you can resolve matters. If your landlord is representing him/herself, then if you work it out with the landlord a trial date can be avoided. In either case you need your agreement reduced to writing which defines what happens with any deposits, and whether you will be liable for any court costs or attorney fees. Good luck.See question
In Kansas if parolees cant live together how is a private owned not state run halfway house get past this and the supervisor is a felon
Depending on the nature of the occupants and the number the halfway house may fall under the protection of the federal Fair Housing Act and there may not be anything you can do about the situation. You can go to the local planning and zoning department and ask them to explain the zoning rules that may apply to this type of halfway house. In some states a single family home can include up to 8 unrelated individuals. Start with speaking to the local zoning people and if that doesn't answer your question find an attorney in your area that is familiar with that city's zoning code, building codes, and the federal Fair Housing Act. Good luck.See question
ExWife is trying to take control of my father and his property.
Your question is pretty sparse on details. Is your father elderly or is his mental capacity diminished? If so, look for an Elder Law specialist. Is your ex trying to initiate a guardianship and/or conservatorship? If so, look for an attorney that handles those types of cases. Even if the first lawyer you talk to doesn't have the right expertise often he or she knows someone that does and can refer you to the right person. Some bar associations, both state and local, have a lawyer referral service whom you can call and they can often help you sort out the type of lawyer you will need. Good luck.See question
I have a picture of the trailer backing up un my driveway. I told him what happened. He offered me $100. I told him that this is not going to cover the labor to fix it. He said then they didn't do it and it probably an old crack. I told I have a p...
When someone damages property of another as a result of their negligence they are liable for the damages. Since the contractor was doing work for your neighbor then arguably your neighbor is liable too since the contractor was brought onto the property by the neighbor. Start by asking your neighbor if he/she verified that the contractor has insurance. Ask the neighbor to put pressure on the contractor to make things right. If the neighbor still owes some money to the contractor he/she may be able to coax the contractor to correct the situation. You can also contact the state agency that regulates contractors in your state to see if there is a requirement that the contractor carry liability insurance and if so, whether the state has any record of that insurance. If there is info on that insurance company for that contractor consider making your claim directly. Remember that the measure of damages in your state may be something different from what it takes to fix the problem. Try to determine the proper measure of damages before you make a claim. And don't wait too long to push this along. If you wait too long you could lose your ability to file any claim or lawsuit. Good luck.See question
We are trying to purchase property from a widow who is the remainder of a life estate. THe problem is her husband used his corporation as the life tenant. He dissolved the corporation before his death but never released the life estate so the ti...
You should speak with an attorney in your area that is familiar with corporation, real property, and probate law. When a corporation is dissolved if there is a plan of dissolution, the plan determines what happens with the assets of the corporation after all the creditors are paid. It is possible that the life estate may have devolved to the husband and was part of his estate. There may also be statutory or case law that prohibits a corporation from taking a life estate in which case the deed transferring the life estate to the corporation may have been void or voidable. It may be possible for the widow to probate husband's estate, or take other action to receive his interest in the property outside of probate (which is why you need to talk to a lawyer). There may also need to be a quiet title lawsuit by the widow to remove any cloud on the title. I think there could be several solutions to the problem but any or all of them will take some work, time, and money. Good luck.See question
I've posted about this before, but since I've been getting the "run around", I'm trying again. My uncle passed away in July. I found his will made out n 1986. Of his two executors (his sisters - my aunts), one has passed away and the other is inca...
I agree with the previous answer and would add that it would be a good idea to obtain what is called a "Renunciation" by the alternate executor that is not interested in serving. Good luck.See question