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Birelio (June) 29, 2008 

ReginosPalp: 2 dalis (ReginosPalepe: Part 2)

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Namo praradimo pavojai i ariau (Losing your House)

Kas yra patriotas? (What is a patriot?)

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Liepos (July) 24, 2006

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Skyrybos ir mokesiai (2) (Divorce and Taxes)

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Skyrybos ir mokesiai (Divorce and Taxes)

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K reikia Padkos vent  (What Thanksgiving Means)

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Klausimas apie alios Kortels loterij (Question about Green Card Lottery)

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Divorce and Taxes (2)

Of course, it is my fault. I was supposed to know the law, but what can I do now?  About my  tax returns.  The first time I got a W-2 form, my husband told me that he needed it and promised to return it. Only later I understood what this form is. He never showed me how he fills out these tax documents and he always did it alone.  He never asked me to sign them. How can my ex-husband take money without my signature when I should receive a tax return? I didnt ever sign any tax document form. Am I  responsible for things I didnt know? Can I be sent to prison for things I didnt do? What can I do if I don't know English very well and  dont understand existing law?

 

First of all, dont panic.  It is not very likely that you will be charged with a crime, but you do need to find a good lawyer.  You said you live near Detroit so you can call the State Bar of Michigan lawyer referral service at 1-800-968-0738.  You will talk to a person who will ask you a few simple questions about where you live and what your problem is. 

 

 

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 Skyrybos ir mokesiai (2)

Aiku, a pati kalta, reikjo anksiau pasidomti statymais, o k a dabar turiu daryti?
 Del tax- returns. Pirm kart, kai gavau t form W-2 , jis man pasak, kad jam ji reikalinga, paadjo grinti, tik vliau suinojau kas tai yra. Bet niekada jis man nerod kaip pildo tuos mokesi dokumentus ir visada pildydavo vienas ir niekada nepraydavo mano parao. Tai kodl a dabar atsakinga u tai, kas surayta mokesi dokumentuose? Ir kaip mano buvs vyras gali paimti pinigus, kai grina tax- return be mano parao? Niekada niekada nepasiraiau ant joki mokesi form. Nejaugi neinojimas neapsaugo nuo atsakomybs? Ar a galiu ssti kaljim u tai, ko nepadariau? K daryti, jei ne visi gali perprasti statymus ir gerai mokti angl kalb?

 

Pirmiausia, nepanikuokite. Nelabai tiktina, kad js bsite apkaltinta padariusi nusikaltim, bet btinai kuo greiiau turite susirasti ger advokat. Js sakte, kad gyvenate netoli Detroito, tuomet Jums reiks paskambinti  tarnybai, kuri suranda tinkam advokat (tai labai patikima vieta)- State Bar of Michigan lawyer referral service tel. Nr.: 1-800-968-0738.  Js kalbsits (paskambinusi tuo telefonu pirm kart) su asmeniu, kuris uduos kelis paprastus klausimus apie tai, kur gyvenate ir kokia Js problema. Neumirkite, kad tas asmuo ne advokatas ir negals atsakyti Js klausimus. Tada Jums duos telefono numer advokato, kuriam reiks sumokti daugiausia 20 doleri  u pirm konsultacijos pusvaland. Kai skambinsite tam advokatui susitarti dl susitikimo laiko (to make an appointment), btinai pasakykite jam, kad j Jums surado (you were referred by) the State Bar of Michigan.  Prie eidama susitikti su advokatu, pasiruokite tam. Pagalvokite kaip paaikinsite savo situacij per kelias minutes (tai svarbu), tada leiskite advokatui klausinti. Jeigu t pusvaland praleisite, pasakodama savo gyvenimo istorij, tai jis ar ji nebeturs laiko Jums padti. Jeigu nepasitikite savo angl kalbos mokjimu, pasiimkite pastam, kad padt iversti.

 

Pagrindiniai dalykai, kuriuos turite pasakyti advokatui:

1.                  Js neinote ar tikrai esate isiskyrusi, nes niekada nepasirate joki dokument.

2.                  Js vyras/eksvyras tebetvarko ir siunia mokesi dokumentus (file tax returns) taip, lyg tebebtumte ved ir niekada neprao juose pasirayti.

 

Baigiantis pirmam pusvalandiui, advokatas () pasakys k gali dl Js padaryti ir kiek tai kainuot. Jeigu nesate pajgi sumokti tos kainos, tai iame tinklapyje galite susisiekti su  Legal Aid Association (teisins pagalbos asociacija) savo apylinkse:

 

http://www.ladadetroit.org/

 

Arba Js galite jiems paskambinti nemokamu tel.: 1-877-964-4700. Jeigu bsite pripainta  tinkama (gaunate labai maas pajamas), jie gals padti Jums gauti maai kainuojani arba visai nieko nekainuojani teisin pagalb.

 

Js turite suinoti ar tikrai esate isiskyrusi. Pareikalaukite savo vyro, kad pagaliau Jums parodyt teisme iduoto skyryb dokumento kopij (a copy of the divorce decree)  ir pasakykite, kad turite j pasiimti su savimi, eidama susitikti su advokatu. Jeigu jis negali ar nesutinka duoti Jums tokios kopijos, tai susisiekite su  savo countyteismo rmais (county courthouse) tos apylinks, kurioje gyvenote tuo metu, kai buvote iskirta.  Jeigu ten yra toks dokumentas, tai gausite jo kopij u kelis dolerius. Jeigu kas nors umiro Js para ant to dokumento (jo nra), neumirkite apie tai pasakyti advokatui.  Jeigu tokio dokumento nra, tai vadinasi, niekada ir nebuvote isiskyrusi. 

 

Tada svarbu susitvarkyti mokesius (tax return).  Neduokite Jums priklausanios W-2 savo vyrui/ eks-vyrui. Siskite t dokument (tax return) kaip vienias asmuo. Jeigu neinote kaip tai padaryti, yra daugyb mokesius paruoiani tarnyb, kurios u tai ima nedidelius pinigus. Kelios i didiausi toki tarnyb (patikim, lengvai randam, daug kur esani) yra  H&R Block, ir Jackson-Hewitt. Pasidairykite toki ura didesniuose ir maesniuose moluose ir pan.

 

Jeigu tas vyras taip yra prats pasirainti u Jus, tai nebloga idja bt Jums gauti savo kredito istorijos praneimo kopij  (a copy of your credit report), ir pasiirti kas joje. Gali bti, kad jis Js vardu daro dalykus, apie kuriuos nieko neinote. JAV vyriausyb neseniai ileido statym, kuriuo suteikia teis kiekvienam vien kart metuose kredito praneim gauti nemokamai. Eikite it tinklap ir sekite nurodymais (darykite, kas parayta). Pasirinkite savo valstij vienoje i trij kredito praneimus darani kompanij:  Experian, Equifax, arba TransUnion. Nelabai didels reikms turi kuri pasirinksite. Jos visos saugo beveik t pai informacij. 

 

https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

 

Skaitykite praneim labai atidiai. Jame bus ivardintos visos paskolos (loans) ir mokesi sskaitos Js vardu, taip pat nurodoma Js mokjimo istorija kiekvienu atveju. Kai kurios i j gali bti senos ir gal udarytos. Jeigu matote Jums nepastamas  paskolas ar sskaitas, ypa jeigu jose nurodytos didels pinig sumos, nedelsdama susisiekite su advokatu ar policija.  

 


(Lithuanian Text)

Divorce and Taxes (2)

Of course, it is my fault. I was supposed to know the law, but what can I do now?  About my  tax returns.  The first time I got a W-2 form, my husband told me that he needed it and promised to return it. Only later I understood what this form is. He never showed me how he fills out these tax documents and he always did it alone.  He never asked me to sign them. How can my ex-husband take money without my signature when I should receive a tax return? I didnt ever sign any tax document form. Am I  responsible for things I didnt know? Can I be sent to prison for things I didnt do? What can I do if I don't know English very well and  dont understand existing law?

 

First of all, dont panic.  It is not very likely that you will be charged with a crime, but you do need to find a good lawyer.  You said you live near Detroit so you can call the State Bar of Michigan lawyer referral service at 1-800-968-0738.  You will talk to a person who will ask you a few simple questions about where you live and what your problem is.  Remember that this person is not a lawyer and cannot answer your questions.  They will give you the phone number of a lawyer who will charge you a maximum of $20 for the first half hour consultation.  When you call the lawyer to make an appointment, be sure to tell the receptionist that you were referred by the State Bar of Michigan.  Before you go to see the lawyer, get organized.  Be prepared to explain your situation in just a few minutes, then let the lawyer ask questions.  If you spend the whole half hour telling your life story, he or she will not have any time to help you.  If you are not confident in your English, bring a friend who can translate for you.

 

The main points you need to make are:

1.                  You dont know if you really are divorced because you never signed any documents.

2.                  Your husband/ex-husband has continued to file tax returns as though you were married, but never asked you to sign them.

 

At the end of this first half hour, the lawyer will tell you what he or she can do for you and how much it will cost.  If you cannot afford the fee, you can contact the Legal Aid Association in your area at their website:

 

http://www.ladadetroit.org/

 

Or you can call them toll-free at 1-877-964-4700.  If you qualify (have a low enough income), they can arrange for you to get low-cost or free legal services. 

 

You need to find out if you really are divorced.  Ask your husband for a copy of the divorce decree to take with you when you go see the lawyer.  If he cannot or will not provide you with one, contact the county courthouse in the county where you were living at the time of the divorce.  If there is one on file, you should be able to get a copy of it for a few dollars.  If someone has forged your signature on the document, be sure to point that out to the lawyer.  If there is nothing on file, then there probably never was a divorce. 

 

Then there is the matter of the tax return.  Do not give your W-2 to your husband/ex-husband.  File a tax return as a single person.  If you are not sure how to do that, there are many tax preparation services that will prepare a simple return for not too much money.  A couple of the big ones are H&R Block, and Jackson-Hewitt.

 

If this man is in the habit of signing your name to documents, it would be a very good idea to get a copy of your credit report, and see what is on it.  It is possible that he is doing things in your name that you know nothing about.  The US government has recently passed a law that allows you to get a free copy of your credit report once a year.  Go to this website and follow the directions.  Select your state and one of the three credit reporting companies, Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion.  It doesnt matter much which.  They all have pretty much the same information.

 

https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

 

Read the report carefully.  It will list all loans and charge accounts in your name, as well as giving your payment history for each of them.  Some of them may be old and closed.  If you see loans or accounts you dont recognize, especially if the amount of money is large, contact a lawyer or the police immediately. 

 

 

 

 

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