This is kind of a long story, so bear with me please!
My ex and I have been seperated since mid-2010, divorced since mid-2012. Several years before we seperated, the IRS notified us that we owed money to them and they took several of our refunds to cover the amount they said we owed (there was a corrected w2 involved that they had never received, which led them to believe that we had been overpaid on our refund). Last year (after the seperation but before the divorce was final) I finally managed to get the information corrected, and they refunded everything that they had taken from our previous tax returns. HOWEVER, my ex also owes a substantial debt (more than 20k, originally) to the US Army (he got kicked out without completing his initial enlistment, PLUS he had renlisted and had received a bonus for each enlistment, which he had to pay back). Since we were married when he got the money, they took the refund (of the refund) to apply it to that debt.
Got all that, lol? My concern is that, since they have now decided to deduct payments for the debt, that they will take my refund this year. However, I have already paid off all of my portion of this debt, except for $800 (which it states in our divorce decree as being the balance owed by me). I don't have any problem paying that $800, but is there anything that I can do to keep them from taking the rest of it from me, since I don't actually owe any more than that?
God, I hope that made sense, lol.