Category Archives: Divorce

Divorce Issues

Today TaxMama hears from Tammy in Texas who tells us, “I got divorced last October. The QDRO account is still in the process of changing over. We split the assets and debts even though I did not have a job. I am trying to pay bills and am unable to pay on the debts from […]

Alimony vs Wages

Today TaxMama hears from Margaret on the Internet, who has this upbeat idea. “I have been divorced for three years with good relations with my ex. We continue to work together in a small family construction business. I am wondering if, in the long run, I would be better off re-categorizing the alimony to W2 […]

Divorced from Assets

Today TaxMama hears from John in Vermont, who wants to know “I am presently in the midst of a fairly messy divorce with the main fighting being over income producing assets. Are the legal expenses associated with these assets deductible?”

Innocent Spouse v Ex-Spouse

Today TaxMama hears from Betty in Ridgland, MS, who’s upset. “My ex-husband owes me back child support and his present wife has filed a tax relief form called “injured spouse”. If I receive this check for my back child support and she is granted this “relief”, where do I stand on getting my back child […]

Grandson Proof

Today TaxMama hears Rozey’s tale of woe, “In May of 2003, my married daughter with a 4 year old son left her husband and moved in with me. During the entire year and a half she lived here with her child, she was lucky if her husband sent a total of $200 for their support […]

Separate Funds

Today TaxMama hears from Ruth in Oregon who tells us, “I’m a divorced mother.  I think about remarriage, but I don’t think I’ll ever trust anyone 100% again.  Here’s my question.  I think I’d be brave enough to try it again, IF I could put a nest egg (say $30,000) somewhere just in case things […]

EIC Dilemma

Today KC in AZ is worried “My ex and I have joint custody of our son. He’s with each of us the same amount of time (every other week), and we alternate claiming him on taxes each year. This year I am claiming him (my first time) and may qualify for EIC w/ qualifying child. […]

Whose Child is This?

Today Christine from Sylvester, GA is being threatened by her ex-husband. “My daughter wanted to spend a year with her father, so I agreed she could go. In our divorce, I have full custody and he has visitation with child support (1993). She was not happy there and came back home at the end of […]

Filing Status

Today, Yvonne from Illinois hopes we can help her “I filed for a divorce in March of 2004. We live in separate homes and separate counties. Can I file for head of household, knowing he will also file for head of household. The divorce is not final yet.