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Mar 06, 2012

tax tipsBy Jennifer M. Paine

Michigan Divorce Lawyer

It’s unlikely you can deduct your divorce attorney fees. However, some of the costs you incur as a result of your divorce may be deductible.

If you plan to itemize your deductions and your total miscellaneous deductions exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income, then you can deduct three types of fees.


Feb 26, 2012

advice on divorceQuestion:

Because of my financial situation I have to had to move in with my parents. They cover some of my expenses so does the court count their contributions to my living costs as income for purposes of child support?

Also, my ex's divorce lawyer is claiming that I get paid much more than what I'm getting paid now just because I work in a cash business environment. How do I present to the court that my only source of income is my paycheck?


Feb 21, 2012

tax tipsBy Jennifer M. Paine

Michigan Divorce Lawyer

The simple answer to the tax question, "can I deduct child support?" is no. And forget about paying alimony, which is deductible, instead of child support.

The IRS can treat payments as child support despite what you call it if the payments are paid out as child support would be – during the child’s minority, in amounts that fluctuate with fluctuating income, childcare needs, etc., and so forth.

However, you might be paying expenses for your children that are deductible.


Feb 15, 2012

tax tipsBy Jennifer M. Paine

Michigan Divorce Lawyer

Unless your divorce settlement agreement or divorce decree says otherwise, the right to claim your child as a dependent belongs to the custodial parent.

According to the IRS, this means the parent who has the child more than one-half of the year.

However, if both parents spend one-half of the year, equally, then it is the parent who pays child support, and, if neither, then it is the parent with the higher adjusted gross income.


Feb 07, 2012

tax tipsBy Jennifer M. Paine

Michigan Divorce Lawyer

Your tax filing status, for most filers, is determined on December 31. If you were still married on that day, then you and your spouse can file a return with the status "married, filing jointly."

This is true even if your divorce began before the end of the year and even if you are living separately and have not relied upon each other's income.


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