It’s that time of year again. Dreaded tax time is coming up! Everyone
is scrambling right now to get all their documents together to get them
to their accountant.
For those getting a divorce, taxes are the least of their worries, or so
you might think.
Let me share a story with you that will open your eyes, and make you think
twice about what you may not know about your spouse!
After researching and finding my reviews on Google, a young woman came
to see me last year. She was a married professional with two small children.
She was scared, angry, and confused. She had just received an email from
her employer who notified her that her salary was being garnished by the
IRS. She was stunned! What could this be about? She signed those yearly
joint tax returns and her husband always paid the taxes owed.
Or so she thought…
She contacted us and upon investigation, and speaking with the IRS we learned
that her husband had not paid their taxes for 5 years and owed $ 250,000.00.
The wife felt betrayed and angry that her “loving husband”
of 12 years had been lying to her and jeopardizing her and her family.
We suggested a meeting and when the husband came in to participate in
a session, using my psychologically-infused mediation method, I identified
that not only was he clearly a narcissist and a sociopath, with no regard
for others, but I also uncovered he had a deep-rooted gambling problem
that he told us dated back to his teens. It was further disclosed that
he had been living a double life (including having another family which
was revealed as we reviewed his emails and texts).
Although the husband tried to show remorse and begged his wife to stay
married, she was truly devastated and could not, and did not stay in this
sham of a marriage. After a few sessions the husband did finally agree
to productively participate in mediating their divorce.
We were able to clear the wife with the IRS as an innocent spouse, and
help her avoid prosecution with the help of our team’s tax experts,
and we made her husband responsible for the debts to the IRS.
In addition, in the agreed-upon divorce settlement, the wife got sole custody
of the children, received child support, spousal support and possession
of the marital residence. For her, most importantly, she got peace of
mind and she got her life back. She was no longer living a lie or financially
responsible for the outstanding debts.
This too can happen to you! To any of us! So be aware of what your spouse
is doing or not doing, especially when it comes to filing taxes. Don’t
just sign a joint tax return. Truly know the details of what you are signing.
If this story sounds like something that may be happening to you, call
me. I will be able to help you along with my incredible team experts.
I promise we will fight to help you.