Wondering if anyone else has gone or is in this situation??
When my Fiance and his ex-wife divorced in 2011 they made an agreement in writing saying that they would take turns claiming their daughter at tax time. Last year the mother claimed her. My Fiance went to get his taxes done and of course claimed his daughter, and the tax person said, " Your ex-wife already claimed your daughter".
So he went to his lawyer and let her know about the written agreement when they divorced and he also told the tax person. They advised him to talk to the IRS that it was out of their hands. The IRS informed my Fiance that in 2009 the law changed and what ever parent had more time with child would be eligible to claim her. Well they have joint custody. Next step is the parent who made the most in that year would claim her. And the ex does have a choice to fill out the form so that the father can get the tax return. Instead she said, "too bad"
My Fiance lost his job in Sept. so he is sure that she made more money. So just wondering if there are any moms out there that have joint custody that have been through this and how is this fair? My Fiance is so distraught he doesn't have a job and he was relying on that money.