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Fla. woman faces eviction after lottery-winning husband disappears

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: December 16, 2009, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

This is a tough room. Very little sympathy for the Mrs.

The only part of this story I find shocking is that the judge threw out the case. If they're married then she's entitled to half. Luckily there's no kids involved.

I'm surprised American Airlines has nothing to say. Many companies have certain expectations of their employees even outside work. I know mine does.

Employees can't be held to their company expectations off the job unless it's written in their contract.

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    Posted: December 16, 2009, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like to me he made it all legal by claiming as a winner in his daughter's name.  Lottery tickets don't have names on them until you put them there.

    Sounds like a pretty slick move on his part by giving it to his daughter.

    Originally my sympathies were with the wife but who knows what a living hell it might be living with an aging beauty queen? 

    And what law precludes a man giving a gift to his daughter? As shady as that may seem, it's probably still legal and the reason the judge threw it out.

     

    After looking at her top photo and checking out her hands, I'm waiting for the next revelation to be that she's really a man.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: December 16, 2009, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

      Tenaj, you seemed to grasp the news report. Thanks for sharing your view point!

      This story was posted when it orginally came to surface, glad to know the husband did things legally. If she has a right to the winnings , so do the rest of the players who plopped down money! Gee willikers, she still has skills to pay the bills, obviously and to her advantage she may even fair well in the legal field. Its not easy to defend your own case files.

      I have no ill will towards her, but because I read this story when it first broke out, she isnt the injured party as most conclude. They were separated more then they were married.

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        Posted: December 16, 2009, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

        Two years?  He's not the reason she is about to be put out of her home.  She is the reason for that.  Geez...what about her?  Has she been working these two years?  Did she think to live in a cheaper home or apartment after he split?  She's just sitting back hoping to collect...she needs to learn to move on.  Borrowing money from friends & family to find this no good jerk (according to her).....she should have spent that money on her rent!

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          Posted: December 16, 2009, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

          She can get a divorce without him.  She doesn't need him for anything but money.  In Florida being married doesn't necessarily mean you get "half" of everything.  Judges are more willing to look into the whole picture of the marriage.  He was smart to put the prize in his daughter's name just in case.  She must have burned the marriage license before he hit the jackpot. It seems like the hard bed she is laying in..she made it herself.

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            Posted: December 16, 2009, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

              Be forewarned I am not taking up for this lady by no means, but she may well get her day in court. And not for what ya would think.

            The IRS states that if One spouse files Income tax entirely separate from other spouse, they must inform the other spouse with said document so no duplicate deductions are made. Soo there may actually be another means for this Lady to at least be heard. This of course would need the IRS to get involved....

            THe dude could be called out of the woodwork with this tactic....simply so she can gain evidence how the tax was claimed on the prize. Odd that the Judge didnt grant her that much....

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              Posted: December 17, 2009, 6:26 am - IP Logged

              Employees can't be held to their company expectations off the job unless it's written in their contract.

              Florida is what they call an "at will" state, which means your employer can sack you for wearing the wrong color shirt or having a bad haircut. I know, I checked.

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                Posted: December 17, 2009, 6:59 am - IP Logged

                if its a gift to the daugter of another marrige, then if that daugter isnt legal age of majority then its her guardians money to spend as they see fit. im guessing that would be another ex. so he gives it to either his daughter, or his daughters guardian?

                 

                theres gotta be a legal way to mnake sure the money cctully ends up there.

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                  Posted: December 17, 2009, 7:41 am - IP Logged

                  He put the prize in the daughter's name so the IRS really doesn't have to get involved.  He doesn't file the winnings, the daughter does.  Old girl just needs to get off her duff and start supporting herself.  Maybe she can find a sympathetic "sugar daddy" to help her out until she gets on her feet.Green laugh

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                    Posted: December 17, 2009, 9:56 am - IP Logged

                    He put the prize in the daughter's name so the IRS really doesn't have to get involved.  He doesn't file the winnings, the daughter does.  Old girl just needs to get off her duff and start supporting herself.  Maybe she can find a sympathetic "sugar daddy" to help her out until she gets on her feet.Green laugh

                    One would think such a task would be relatively easy in sunny Florida. LOL

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                      Posted: December 17, 2009, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

                      "If they're married then she's entitled to half."

                      Not at all. Depending on state law somebody may be entitled to half of the marital assets if they get divorced, but while you're still married you're not entilted to half of your spouse's income, and they're not entitled to half of yours. Most couples may share equally, but there's not a legal requirement to do so. I would assume that's the reason the judge dismissed the original lawsuit.

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                        Posted: December 17, 2009, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                        "If they're married then she's entitled to half."

                        Not at all. Depending on state law somebody may be entitled to half of the marital assets if they get divorced, but while you're still married you're not entilted to half of your spouse's income, and they're not entitled to half of yours. Most couples may share equally, but there's not a legal requirement to do so. I would assume that's the reason the judge dismissed the original lawsuit.

                        I'm just surprised a judge, a female one at that, didn't rule against the husband. Husbands always lose in family court. Everybody knows that.

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                          KY- Thanks for that clarification. True marital mates are not required under law to split any winnings. Divorce is indeed a different set of rules.

                          I was mentioning the IRS side of the matter, because if she cant find him, that is one way to bring him out of the wood work ...IRS concurs that whether spouses are filing separetely or together, they both are accountable to inform or give the information to the other spouse for correct filing.

                          It has no bearing to the winning monies, I'm just trying to seek an avenue in which this woman can track him down and at least get the divorce papers served.

                          I'm in 100% agreement that the Lady is an adult and thereby accountable for making her own wages, whether married or not. She's over 18, has no dependents, and yet she wants to mooch off another. When will this lady learn, she is making a terrible myth seem real.....

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                            Posted: December 17, 2009, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

                            He put the prize in the daughter's name so the IRS really doesn't have to get involved.  He doesn't file the winnings, the daughter does.  Old girl just needs to get off her duff and start supporting herself.  Maybe she can find a sympathetic "sugar daddy" to help her out until she gets on her feet.Green laugh

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                            If I was this man's daughter there is no way I would cash this ticket in. Why?

                            Because it is too much drama surrounding the money and the last thing I intend to do is pay taxes for someone else's money. If dear old dad is playing hide the money from the wife, why would I trust him to cover the taxes owed on the money? Not just the state taxes if any but the IRS also. Plus when I file for the year this money would put me way out of my income bracket which would probably mean more taxes owed when I actually file and penalties if dear old dad did not keep his word. The last thing I'm willing to deal with is the tax-man, state or federal, because of someone else's money.

                            NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! I love my daddy but I don't love him enough to handle a hot potato like this. Besides, there is a reason why the mom and dear old dad are not together.

                             

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                              Posted: December 19, 2009, 7:51 am - IP Logged

                              seems like the daughter can take the money and run , daddy just might be googling her now .sometimes kids do learn what you teach them.

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