Tag Archives: Judge

Common Law Divorce

Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum, with an unusual question.  “PA recognizes common law marriages if they started before ’05.  So, if they are now separated, are they doomed to the MFS status until a judge signs a divorce decree? Or, since nothing was filed with the state to begin with can […]

Custodial Parent

Today TaxMama® hears from Dok0619 in the TaxQuips Forum with the eternal problem. “I am separated from my wife and she has our two kids. She left August of 2012. In November our lawyers made a temporary custody agreement for us and I have been voluntarily paying her child support until we finally go to […]

Winners – Fifth Week – TaxMama’s Ultimate Tax Nerd Contest

The Fifth  weekly winners in TaxMama’s search for the Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012 are: Melissa Guy for  Just barely April 18th 2012   Susan Holtgrefe, EA for How life looks with your tax goggles on

Winners – Fourth Week – TaxMama’s Ultimate Tax Nerd Contest

The Fourth weekly winners in TaxMama’s search for the Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012 are: Clint Masser wins again with It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane. Caroline Lees for Like Talking to a Stone

Winners – Third Week – TaxMama’s Ultimate Tax Nerd Contest

The Third  weekly winners in TaxMama’s search for the Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012 are: Clint Masser wins again with It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane. Melissa Guy , for the Taxorcist.

Winners – Second Week – TaxMama’s Ultimate Tax Nerd Contest

The SECOND  weekly winners in TaxMama’s search for the Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012 are: Clint Masser, for It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane Susan Holtgrefe, EA for TaxNerds, the Real Truth.. Winner of the POPULAR VOTE – Clint Masser, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane. with 205 views and 13 comments from unique commenters (one comment per […]

The Etermal Conflict – Who Gets the Child?

A man and his young wife were in divorce court, but the custody of their children posed a problem. The mother leaped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them.  

A Day In Tax Court

People, hearing the word tax, sometimes turn around and walk away from me. Just the idea of taxes frightens them so! It is a daunting subject. Especially when you are having problems with the tax system, yourself. (In fact, at my very first television interview on Good Day L.A., the host, Mario Machado, did exactly […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 552 – Don’t Give Up

  Dear Family, As you read this, I will be on the train to San Diego for a legal hearing. My friends in the area haven’t been contacted, since I have to turn right around and return the same day. What a shame. It would have been such a pleasure to stay for the weekend. […]

Unreported barter can get you into trouble…

(This is a true story. None of the names will be real to protect confidentiality.) Once upon a time, a very nice fellow came to our office and begged for help. Steve sheepishly admitted that he hadn’t filed tax returns for about ten years and the Internal Revenue Service was a bit unhappy with him. […]