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Don't miss the 2012 March Board of Review! If you own residential property you must appeal your assessment to the 2012 March Board of Review prior to appealing to the Michigan You will be receiving or have already received a Notice of Assessment, Taxable Valuation (including Leasehold Improvements) and Property Classification . This notice states "THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL" in bold letters on the upper right hand corner. The lower half of this notice states the time and place for the Board of Review. Non-residents have the legal right to appeal property taxes by letter. Pay close attention to the notice because some jurisdictions require residents to appeal in person! We appeal hundreds of properties to the March Board of Review in numerous jurisdictions every year. If you contact us with sufficient time before the scheduled meeting, we can handle the Board of Review protest for you and...
Welcome to my Michigan property tax appeals blog! I formerly served as a Judge with the Michigan Tax Tribunal and will share my knowledge and insight in my blog posts. I will be making regular blog posts concerning various Michigan property tax issues and how to appeal your property taxes to either the local board of review or the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Through the years I have gained a considerable amount of experience and have achieved significant tax savings for many clients. My blog will include posts concerning residential, commercial, and industrial real and personal property taxes and tax appeals. Follow my blog and contact me for all of your property tax needs!
Having your wages garnished is one of the most upsetting things that can happen to a person. Wages are garnished after a creditor gets a judgment against you that you don't pay and then goes back to the court to get the order of garnishment. When this goes into effect, money goes right from your paycheck to the creditor without ever getting to you. If this happens and you need it to stop, you need to understand the rules for wage garnishment under chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Wage Garnishment In the cases of most types of wages garnishment, with a few possible limited exceptions for non-dischargeable debts like past due child support, bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the United States code should put a permanent stop to your wage garnishment. When you file for bankruptcy, the law immediately begins protecting you from creditors by imposing an "automatic...
A deed in lieu of foreclosure is going to vary somewhat depending on your state and depending on who your loan is through. In some cases, there are specific programs and guidelines in place designed to streamline the process of a deed in lieu of foreclosure. In any case, the key is that both the homeowner and the lender agree that a deed in lieu of foreclosure is the best option and that they work out an agreement together that the homeowner enters into on a voluntary basis. Understanding Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure The deed in lieu of foreclosure process is, in general, a process whereby a homeowner gives up all legal rights to the home in exchange for being absolved of all obligations associated with it. In other words, a lender agrees to essentially take back the home. The mortgage goes away, and the lender gets the house...