I had a discrimination settlement in 2012 against former employers. there was an agreement to pay settlement over a six month period, 3 months in 2012 and 3 payments in 2013. My lawyer turned out to be extremely unethical, but there was nothing I could do at that stage. She told me that she received 2 payments in 2012, and 4 payments in 2013. I never received any money from her until 4 months after the 1st. payment, when I was supposed to get them monthly. I have been trying to get my 1099 since January 2013, and I just received it today 7/22/2013. The 1099 shows the full amount as paid in 2012, although the agreement shows only 3 payments to be made in 2012. My lawyer says this is the way it is done. Is this true? I also filed my 2012 taxes with an estimate of 2 months payments because my lawyer told me that was all she got, but refused to give me any paperwork.
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Since my lawyer did not give me correct information as to the content of the 1099, and I filed my tax return for the two payments, how does that affect me? do I have for the entire amount although i did not receive it?
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