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Taxes and Your Divorce Case

| Mar 8, 2024 | Divorce, Family Law

One issue you may wish to discuss with your divorce lawyer in Severn as you navigate your case is how becoming divorced will impact your taxes. The implication of a divorce can reach beyond simply changing your marital status on your tax returns. This video explains more.

If you are going through a divorce, you must still file as married if your divorce was not finalized on the last day of the year. Filing as head of household or claiming children as dependents can only be done by one spouse, so you should negotiate these terms through your divorce lawyers. Generally, you must have primary child custody to claim your children as dependents. Divorce lawyers can include information about tax rights in your divorce decree, including how custody of children affects the dependent deduction claim.