Question #1: is it legal for the church to transfer over the bank account (with about $1,500) to the new publishing corp?
A: If that's the agreement between you and the church, then yes.
Question #2: can the magazine pay for a new bulk mailing permit (in the name of the new publishing corp at a cost of about $400), out of it's own bank account during the time before the magazine has been legally separated from the church & transferred to the new corp?
A: Yes. As long as there is no misrepresentation in the permit application.
#3: I've been told that a "cease & desist" from anyone other than a judge has no legal validity or enforcement in California. Is this true?
A: True. It's just a less than friendly notice that if you don't stop what you're doing, the sender will sue you.
Can anyone in California write an enforceable "cease & desist" letter?
A: Only a judge.
can the board of directors of a non profit corp write an enforceable "cease&desist" letter?
A: Nope. See my comments above.
Re your account and payment, you will have to discuss that with customer service. I "justanswer" the questions. I get paid, when you click Accept. That's all I know.
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