Category Archives: Divorce

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.