DennisBeaverAttorney Dennis Beaver has practiced law for many years in Bakersfield, California. Read more about Dennis and his background here. Dennis is a syndicated newspaper columnist and writes a weekly column entitled “You and the Law”. There have been numerous requests over the years to make these articles available and we are happy to offer them here. They are also indexed for your convenience.

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Myths about escaping debt, taxes

August 20, 2016 • By Dennis Beaver

“Mr. Beaver, I have read your column for many years and trust your advice,” were the opening words of an overly-friendly voice on the phone.

“I need your opinion about ways of making it difficult for someone to sue me, and if they do, to collect on a judgment. I’m considering setting up a Nevada, Wyoming or South Dakota corporation or LLC because I’m told it is possible to save big time on taxes, even though my business is in California’s Central Valley.

“If someone wants to sue me, the people who file corporations in these states tell me that I will be invisible — no one will know who owns my company, and also, the IRS will not be able to touch me. I have already had two business failures, filed for bankruptcy, and don’t want to go through this again. Is there a legal way of escaping from my debts?”…click here to read more