Daily Archives: August 13, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Denny Alfonso  
Undocumented Students Making the Immigration DREAM a Reality

Under a new government policy, as of August 15 young immigrants brought to this country illegally as children can apply for deferred deportation and temporary work permits. Lawyer Cecilia Rodriguez of the American Immigration Lawyers Association says it’s important for undocumented young people, known as DREAMers, to get reputable legal advice. “We are becoming concerned that non-attorneys, such as notarios, are looking for an opportunity to make easy money at the expense of a DREAMer’s future,” Rodriguez said. According to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce by Michele Bowman  
Divvying up the Collectibles in a Divorce

If you’re getting divorced, chances are you’re going to have to deal with assets that may not readily lend themselves to division: antiques, collectibles, and other one-of-a-kind objects or collections whose values are not immediately obvious and might have increased since they were purchased. These are known as “illiquid, non-income producing assets,” and they include art collections, as one rather wealthy Seattle couple recently discovered. In that case, involving  retired Microsoft manager and minority owner of the Seattle Mariners Christopher …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning by Sylvia Hsieh  
Should the Living Dead Pay Taxes?

A new law review article tackles the hairy but pressing issue of whether the government should be collecting estate and income taxes from zombies. Yes, zombies. And vampires, ghosts, and, to a lesser extent, spirits. The reason for the scholarly article is the author’s not entirely unwarranted concern that we are on the brink of imminent financial disaster. In the form of a zombie apocalypse. “A zombie apocalypse will create an urgent need for significant government revenues to protect the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
Jose Canseco Files for Bankruptcy To Escape Tax Debt

Former baseball star Jose Canseco filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two-time World Series winner and 1998 Most Valuable Player owes creditors $1.7 million, including half a million dollars to the IRS. Canseco, who is currently playing minor league ball at age 48, listed only $21,000 in assets. Most famous in recent years for admitting to steroid use and blowing the whistle on the drug’s prevalence in Major League Baseball, he says he has racked …

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