Category Archives: Divorce

Ex-Husband Social Security

Today TaxMama hears from Ann in Texas who wants to know, “I have heard that I can receive my ex-husband’s Social Security when I reach retirement age. Is this so? What are the requirements for doing so?”

Divorce Asset Split

Today TaxMama hears from Matthew in California who tells us. “My dad is going through a divorce. They have finally reached an agreement on what her half of the house, stocks, retirement, etc. is worth. He is paying her $xxx,xxx.00 and he is re-financing the house to do it. Who has to pay income taxes […]

Forged 2005

Today we hear from Veronica in New York who has this story. “I received a letter from IRS requesting $2,800 for 2005. I was married in 2005, but left my husband on September 1, 2005 and haven’t been back since. I filed my own separate income tax for year 2005 and did not know that […]

Military COBRA

Today we hear from Liz in Georgia who asks, “Is it true that the U.S. Military does not have to follow the 36 month COBRA rules in a divorce? My brother in law tells me that when his divorce is final, his wife will not get COBRA for 36 months – that her benefits will […]

Sick and Divorced

Today we hear from Karen in PA who tells us, “ I just got divorced. I am entitled to $40,000 of hubby’s 401(k). I’m permanently disabled and haven’t worked since 2003. I need this money for necessities, but don’t want to pay early withdrawal or tax penalties. Because I’m disabled and receive a pittance from […]

Getting Ex-Wife’s W-2

Today TaxMama hears from Bernie in New York, who’s quite frustrated. “My ex-wife and I are working on funding our child’s college education. How can I find out if her $18,000 W-2 is complete and honest? Her husband is showing her as his company’s secretary at this reduced income level. How can I get copies […]

Forged Joint Return

Today TaxMama hears from Tom, in the Midwest. He tells us, “I’ve been separated from my wife for several years. For 2006, I had no taxable income due to a disability. My wife filed a joint tax return by forging my signature. She did not have my power of attorney, or even verbal permission. She […]

The Tax Custody Issue

Custodial Determination Changes Under Proposed Regulations by David & Mary Mellem, EAs Ashwaubenon Tax Professionals Proposed Regulation §1.152-4 contains changes that will surprise many taxpayers as well as tax professionals. We’ll number the provisions just for simplification. 1) The rules apply when the child’s parents are divorced, legally separated, or live apart at all times […]

Dependents and Re-Marrying

Today TaxMama hears from Denise in NJ, who wants to know. “If a couple gets a divorce, and the woman gets to take the children as dependents in lieu of alimony, what happens if she remarries and does not hold a job any longer? Can she file jointly with her new husband and still use […]

Buying Hubby Out

Today TaxMama hears from Char in the Tax Parlor who tells us, ” I have a friend who got a divorce last year, 2006. He and his wife owned a house together. Rather than sell the house and split the profit of the sale, the wife chose to keep the house and buy her husband’s […]