In the previous article of Children, Divorce and Taxes, I discussed the Internal Revenue Service rules for which parent can claim the children on their income taxes without a court order. In this section we look at the what happens if there is an order that awards the tax exemption to the non-custodial parent.
Do you have uncertainty regarding your taxes because of a recent divorce with children? According to the IRS, there were 146,243,886 individual income tax returns in 2012, so we want to ensure that you are confident in your accuracy when filing your taxes. Our three part tax series will answer your common questions regarding children, divorce and taxes.
This frequently asked question concerns fifteen basic things that you should know about the divorce process in Oklahoma. Although the information here is not comprehensive and, certainly cannot replace competent legal advice, it will serve as a primer about issues which you should consider in your divorce process.
Remember that in each case you are dealing with different spouses, different kids, and different judges. Because of these different people with different schedules and different statistical variations for how they perform their activities in the case, we get different amounts of time.
This is the second most common question we get in our office on a daily basis, besides the question, “How long does a divorce take in Oklahoma?” Isn’t This an Easy Question? It seems like it this question should be easy to answer, right? Probably not if you have ever been through a divorce or if you are a lawyer because you understand that not all divorces are the same since people are different.
Each of these things will make it harder for you to win your case, and each is guaranteed to make your case harder, more expensive, and less likely to produce good results. Some attorneys have even been known to do little dances in their offices when the opposing side does one of these things!