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My stepdaughter is separated from her husband and has been

My stepdaughter is separated from her husband and has been for over a year. They have not filed for legal separation and they have not started divorce proceedings. 2014 Tax Year they had filed taxes together and then later separated. The taxes that we owed were seized from my stepdaughter's accounts. 2015 taxes have been filed separate. Apparently he owes taxes for 2015 also. However, the IRS has once again frozen her accounts. She is in no way tied with him anymore..but legally they are still married. Is the only option to file "Innocent spouse relief"? She is not in a position financially to not have access to any funds.

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LegalGems

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Me fiancée's ex just told her that he never paid taxes for

Me fiancée's ex just told her that he never paid taxes for 2013 thru 2015. They were separated February 2014 and officially divorced in 2015. The amount due was due to his side business that he never paid in enough to cover Income and SE taxes. She is worried that the IRS will come after her and take funds from her bank account. Her ex has already been sneaky with splitting their 401k so she is worried. Should she be concerned? She was not involved with the business and he was never really forthcoming with details. Can she file for injured spouse for both years? If so, can she get a jump on this now to prevent issues down the road? What are her options now?

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Olivia Kent

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This is a tax law question. I am going through a divorce

This is a tax law question. I am going through a divorce after 28 years of marriage. My soon to be ex used to do our taxes. He had a job but also had a consulting business on the side. I had nothing to do with his business because he handled everything with it including the finances of the business. However, During the course of the various hearings, I found out things he had done with our taxes that I was not aware of. One of which was he reported less on his taxes than what he made. The permanent master for the equitable distribution determined that he made more than he reported. If that is reported, can I be held liable for that even though I had no idea what he was doing? Would I have some sort od immunity if the IRS investigated him?

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Gerald-Esquire

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I confirmed with the district clerk's office this week (in

I confirmed with the district clerk's office this week (in Texas) that my husband obtained a marriage license and married a woman but he and I are still legally married. We live separately but are not legally separated either. As for filing charges for bigamy, that is something I will look into but this revelation has lead me to question what the legal ramifications are for me; that is, will I be held liable for any improprieties on his or their part? My husband "married" someone else in 2014. What if he filed a joint return with this woman? Would that be tax fraud? How would that effect me? (I have not earned the required minimum income to file taxes and have not done so since he and I started living apart.) He has not moved from Texas since I left the state so there is not the possibility that he filed a divorce elsewhere. (We kept in contact on a regular basis up to a certain point.) Since I learned about this, I continue to wonder what else could happen to me as a result of what he did.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I am in the early stages of a high stakes divorce in Washington

I am in the early stages of a high stakes divorce in Washington State (we have not filed yet).My husband owns 11 companies that will have to be valued and he will have to buy me out.Over the 13 years we've owned these companies he has forged my signature in nearly all documents relating to the companies as well as our tax returns for the last 10 years! In the beginning I was aware he had done this a few times but I have no idea what he signed on my behalf. I told him to stop at least 3 years ago but I'm certain he has not.Are there any legal ramifications for his actions? Can I get him in any legal trouble for having forged my signature over the years? For all I know he had the bylaws changed and completely had me written out!Thanks

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LegalGems

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My ex-signed divorce decree 6-14-13 promising to immidiatley

My ex-signed divorce decree 6-14-13 promising to immidiatley pay me 37,000.00 in tax debt from his forgery of my name -I did recieve innocent spouse relief from irs but through incorrect advise from tax attorney I sold home-ended up in dive in fla w/2 kids-ex-also owes 50,000 in past child support,3,200 in medical bills-Ex-claimed destitution(job hiding comission) judge gave me a judgement-which means nothing to him or me-I have no more money to take him to Family court for support and dcs says he is paying some so they will do nothing-I am on disability he has ran me out of my savings and vows to watch kids go to foster care-I am scared sick? Anything I can do-health is getting worse from stress-he is playing waiting game

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Legalease

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In 2006, I owned a home in Jenks, Oklahoma. My husband and

In 2006, I owned a home in Jenks, Oklahoma. My husband and I divorced in mid-2007, and while I was awarded the home in the divorce decree, I decided to move out and let him take over payments, because the payment was too steep for me as a single women. Since I had put the the down payment on the house, my ex agreed to sign and file a motion to modify our divorce decree that says that he will pay me my $9000 for my equity in the house. He paid me only 1-2k and then stopped paying me. The modification also stated that I agreed to transfer the residence to him. My name is XXXXX XXXXX the mortgage, but obviously not the legal deed or title. He has been consistently 30 days behind on his payments. He filed Chapter 7 and it has been discharged recently. Do I have any legal rights in this matter? It is affecting my credit, and because he owes back taxes, there is a federal tax lien on my credit. The IRS is going after me. I would love to assume the loan and then sell the house to pay off the taxes. What can I do? Help! and thanks....

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Seattle Scott

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Washington State: My husband left me for another woman and

Washington State: My husband left me for another woman and moved out last month. He has been generous in support and we've signed paperwork expressing what he has agreed for support/maintenance. No children under age although our 18 year old son is still at home and will graduate in June. The paperwork was created by the both of us and we've both signed it. I found out this week that our IRS debt is 5 times what I was told by my husband. What would the benefits to me be if I filed a legal separation or is the paperwork I have sufficient? Thank you.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I need to file for divorce as my husband is using and

I need to file for divorce as my husband is using meth and sleeping elsewhere with women but he is driving a new car that is in my name. Should I and can I take the car from him before filing in CA as the form FL-110 says once I file I cannot take the car without his consent and I am afraid he will not make the payment or be stopped with drugs and it will be confiscated and I will be responsible for the loan. Legally can I go take my car? I am also afraid of him and retribution.

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Ely

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