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Michael Charles Doland

Michael Doland’s Answers

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  • My answer was not filed with the Clerk because of mistakes I am in default what do I do now?

    Said on answer the signature wasn't original, which is false. No self-addressed envelope is in with it, and not enough copies, now I'm in default judgement. But it says at bottom to return the notice with corrections but when I called the woman...

    Michael’s Answer

    Make a motion to set aside the default. You must file your proposed answer with the motion.

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  • I want to divorce my wife and need to know where to start?

    Too much arguing in front of kids, tried therapy, counseling, etc. Im just tired of it. I have one child who is mine and the other a stepson. Wife seems too unreasonable and I pay the bills and her way for everthing and am underappreciated. We...

    Michael’s Answer

    Make copies of all financial documents you can get your hands on. Then hire an attorney. While you "can" try a divorce by yourself, it will take longer with more pointless detours and more aggravation. Once you have a lawyer, make a good faith effort at mediation, sometimes it is very effective.

    Be prepared that it will get worse before it gets better.

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  • Do I need to file a Certificate of Amendment with the Calif. Secy. of State if I only need to get our corporate name back?

    Our corporate status has been suspended. The SOS agent tells me another took our name but has not incorporated yet (if I understood him correctly) and that I need to fie the new SOI and CID-100 as there are now new corporate officers. But readIng...

    Michael’s Answer

    A name reservation is not a weapon against a corporation, suspended, which is reinstated. Reinstate your corporation by filing your Statement of Information and paying the fees and any penalties required. Pay any Franchise Tax fees, whether or not related to your suspension. You use your original name on the Statement.

    You are putting out small fires. You need a regular outside attorney to keep you in conformity and to avoid problems before they arise, not after.

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  • Is it required for me to register my Delaware C Corporation as a foreign corporation in California?

    If my company needs to register in California as a foreign corporation, when is the right time to register it? Business details: It is an online service (a mobile app) that connects hairstylists with people for free. This service is available...

    Michael’s Answer

    If your bank account is in California and your only employees are in California then I would register in California.as a foreign corporation.

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  • How and where do I get a lawyer to handle a wills and trust case in Orange Co. Ca.Do I still have a case,my mom passed in 2003?

    My sister is trustee of my moms will.Mom passed in 2003 with monies,propertys,and assests.The will states,cut & dry 50%50%.I have yet to see a copy of any documents or statments of any kind.It took six yrs.to get a copy of the will.Prior to moms d...

    Michael’s Answer

    At the top of each Avvo page is a link called "Find a Lawyer". Enter "probate" and the closest city in Orange County and you will have a lot of choices.

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  • Where should we register an internet website company? How much stock should we issue.

    We launched our website and it will be for international buyers and sellers of products. We have six partners now. We will need other investors so we can expand and do marketing.

    Michael’s Answer

    Find a business lawyer in Temecula. Until you form an entity, you are a general partnership and all your assets are liable for the partnership debts. Do not give "something like shares or percentages" to people for money without consulting an attorney. Otherwise, it's probably securities fraud.

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  • Stop the Plaintiffs legal fees

    I was told that there is either a letter or something that you can file when being sued that stops the Plaintiffs legal fees ( unless you lose) What is that called?

    Michael’s Answer

    Costs, such as Expert fees, not legal fees. It's called a CCP Section 998 offer.

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  • Misuse of my name and professional expertise

    An organization published an annual report with my name claiming I am an expert advisor to them. I never accepted such position or advised them. I did apply to be part of their board but was refused. They claim that they kept my application in the...

    Michael’s Answer

    It is possible you could seek injunctive relief. Your posted facts present a non-slam dunk proposition. Be prepared to spend many thousands of dollars on legal counsel. Without legal assistance, you chance of prevailing is very small, and with ... no good lawyer predicts outcomes.

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  • Is it possible to keep a same Federal Tax ID number?

    I currently own a online retail business LLC in MA. I will be moving to CA and will need to form a new business in CA for the same business. Eventually, I will close my business in MA. What is the best way to do this and is it possible to keep the...

    Michael’s Answer

    Each legal entity would have it's own tax number. To retain the tax number you would probably just have to qualify the MA LLC as a foreign LLC in California. Whether an LLC (disregarded for tax purposes only as a separate entity) or a Subchapter S corporation would be preferable for you requires more detailed information about your commercial activities, and probably the input of your current CPA.

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