WHO SAYS GOOD THINGS DON’T HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE!!
When it looked like my entire pension would be wiped out because my husband committed fraud against the IRS. They told to give it to God. I was told to hurry and divorce my husband because my pension was growing and boy wouldn’t the IRS love that. The cheapest attorney I could find was $2,500, but I couldn’t afford it, I have been living paycheck to paycheck. I couldn’t afford to pay for an attorney to pay for the divorce, once again they said give it to God. What was all this, “Give to God?” Was God going to write me out a check or something?
I remember those words as I sat in the parking lot of the attorney who told me that my case looked bad and that he wanted his money upfront. I sat there and I shuddered in tears, my windows were rolled up and I didn’t even notice how hot the car was and I was perspiring and I was heaving from crying so much. I don’t know how long I sat there. I bet I lost 5 pounds from sweating and crying so much. I had nothing to show for my life except my pension. I had no house, property, my car was ratty. The only thing was I thought that I was putting money away for the last 20 years so I could retire comfortably and that was gone. He tainted my past now he was taking my future away too.
But that day, out loud, with my windows rolled up, I shouted out to God, not because I was angry, but because I was full of despair and pain. I told God that I could not handle this scary situation anymore that it was taking me to the deep end and I placed it in his hand. I said please take it from me because I didn’t have the strength to carry it on my shoulders anymore. I didn’t have the strength to worry about it anymore. It was making me sick, it was giving me anxiety. I asked him to please give me the outcome that was the best for me and my children and I would continue to serve him and honor him the best I could and to please please take this from me, all of me. I was shuddering and begging and crying from my gut and I sat there till I couldn’t cry anymore. Then I turned on my car and went home. That was one of the worst days of my life.
Yesterday we met with a high end, $300 an hour, tax specialist. This was a toughie and she had to call her attorney friend and discuss our situation. This lady was a hug lady she said, when we walked in the door, my husband and I…YES I SAID MY HUSBAND AND I, we went together! The first thing I noticed was the scent, some kind of incense, soothing, like I had walked into an Indian boutique. Then this lady insisted she hugs her customers, warm friendly lady. Uh ok, why not.
We explained our situation. He wanted to sign away his rights to my pension and didn’t want his IRS bill to touch me.
Back to her phone call. Ready for the outcome?
1. Because I always filed single, the IRS doesn’t know that I am married to him so I am flying under the radar and his
bill will not affect my pension as long as we hurry up and get a divorce.
2. Her friend attorney said she would do our divorce for $1,500 that my husband said he would pay!!!
3. When we asked the tax specialist what we owed her she said, for us, nothing, she wanted to do this pro bono!
I don’t know if you all realize how huge this is to me. If my pension was taken I would have had to keep working here and live off what Social Security gave me because he would have drained most of my pension.
Now, I can retire in a few years if I want and live off my pension and make almost what I am making working now because I would have been working around 25 years here, or wait and collect social security AND my pension, have the money to travel. Live comfortable. I deserve this. MY PENSION IS MINE PEOPLE, MINE MINE MINE!! THANK YOU GOD!!!
Who says good things don’t happen to good people!!