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Old 09-13-2013, 07:08 AM
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You can spend about $5K in lawyer fees and make your wife legal over the course of about 3 years, like I did, then put her through college, like I did, then you can become a stay at home dad, like I am.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:56 PM
Location: South Charlotte
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There is nothing you can do right now.
If you want your wife to work again as babysitter, she will need references. So last thing I would do, it is to start a "fight" with the former "employer" because they don't need her services anymore (no surprise that kids grow up and/or parents schedule changes).

I would be upfront with the next employer that your wife needs to be legally employed and get a W2 or a 1099, but keep in mind that now the rate might be lower - since employer might need to pay some taxes as well (although part might be deductible) plus your wife will need to pay taxes as well.
Then next time she gets laid off, in between jobs, she might qualify for unemployment.

Good luck!
If you want any kind of recommendation....which would help your wife get another job....don't burn bridges...meaning don't go after the former employers, as they may not give your wife a good recommendation if they feel threatened. It could be that her former employer could not afford a babysitter. Move forward....and pay the taxes on what was earned.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:41 AM
Location: North of Hell, South of Heaven.
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All these defenders of legalized theft at the point of a gun. Shameful. That said, I do tend to agree with most of the other posters outside of the indefensible system of theft known as taxation. Sounds to me like your wife and you reaped the benefits of tax-free income for 3+ years and now that she's laid off you're desperately searching for a way to soak the rest of us who (begrudgingly, unwillingly, under threat of eventual violence from the government) have been paying taxes.

In layman's terms, not cool dude.
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