Customer: Hi. My name is ***** *****. My wife and I divorced after her conviction to try retain what little property we had, unfortunately it didn't help. Thus, we are not legally married in the U.S., however we did get remarried in Costa Rica in 2014. We lived there for about three years until a major car accident forced us to come back to the states to get her facial reconstruction done. I don't know if the U.S. will recognize the marriage. The reason I'm investigating this is because she has been receiving statements about her company funded "benefit" retirement account for the last several years. She didn't think they would actually pay anything so didn't respond. I called the manager of the fund and she is fully entitled to the money. She can take a lump sum one time payout, pay 20% off the top and be done with it, or get a monthly annuity. We need the money badly to pay for her medical issues, but fear the government will try and take it away from her. Can we deposit it to her account or would having the money deposited in my account avoid them coming after it? Thank you. I have to leave to get to the hospital in about 10 minutes for a meeting with her doctors. She has been admitted again for mental problems.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I don't know what you mean. I've pretty well outlined everything. Do you need the amount of money involved for the restitution
and the amount she has coming or what. I should say, this money is a "benefit" the company set up after a bankruptcy in the 80's instead of paying the wages the employees
should have gotten. She worked there nearly 20 years.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $36) to post your type of question to Legal Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit?
Customer: I can wait a bit. I don't expect to be back from the hospital for a couple hours, so if you can get back in that time frame and I can reconnect with you at that time, it will be fine. I have to leave now so I will look for your reply when I get home. Thank you. ***** *****
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