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Oct 10, 2013

divorce tax tipsBy Jennifer M. Paine

Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer

If you are divorcing over the next three months – that is, over the holiday season – then believe it or not, you may be divorcing at the best time of the year.

This is because many judges will allow you and your soon-to-be-ex to delay or speed up the divorce process, within a reasonable time, for tax purposes. 

For example, if the two of you filing together can take advantage of more exemptions and deductions, not to mention the preferential “married/filing jointly” tax status, you may wish to delay your divorce through the beginning of January 2014.

By comparison, if your spouse failed to withhold taxes from her paycheck this year and/or you are leery of her claimed deductions and you do not want to be liable to the IRS for her tax debt, then you may want to divorce before the end of December 2013 so that you may file a “single” or “head of household” return.

Whether you delay or speed up the process should be a discussion you have with your men’s divorce attorney and tax professional, with these four common issues in mind:

May 06, 2013

claim dependentBy Jill Massey

Cordell & Cordell Family Law Attorney

Generally speaking, you cannot claim a person as a dependent unless that person is your qualifying child or qualifying relative.

What are the requirements for a person to be a qualifying child or a qualifying relative?

Mar 27, 2013

divorce lawyer Maura BoogayQuestion:

Are tax refund checks considered income when calculating child support?

Mar 18, 2013

taxes during divorceBy Tara N. Brewer

Special to

When facing a divorce, tax season can become quite complicated.

According to The Wall Street Journal, revisions under the American Taxpayer Relief Act have forced divorce attorneys and tax accountants to cautiously calculate divorce agreements.

Per this revision, single taxpayers with income exceeding $400,000 and married taxpayers with income exceeding $450,000 will see an increase in taxes.

Because of this increase, tax filers should evaluate alimony, child custody, child support, stock portfolios, property transfers, pension plans, executive pay packages, and other assets.

Mar 15, 2013

divorce lawyer Kirsten ReneauQuestion:

My ex-wife has not filed a tax return in several years so she is also not reporting child support as income.

We are supposed to exchange tax forms, but I have a difficult time handing my filings over to her when she is not following the same terms of the divorce decree.

What should I do?

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