My ex and I have a mutual agreement on visitation and child support payments. None of this is court ordered or anything, we just agreed to it when we separated. However, now we are realizing that it gets a little bit complicated with taxes. There is nothing in writing saying what he pays me and the day care expense which he pays. I declared my son as my dependent on my taxes and because of that he can not declare the child care expense which he pays fully. I was wondering if it would be beneficial for us to see a mediator and get our agreement in writing? or if we can just put it in writing and have it notorized? We want to avoid going to the court due to the expense of it and we handle everything pretty amicably so I'm wondering what the best route is? I was looking into mediation but it seems to me that they are there for conflict resolution....there is no conflict in this case just the paperwork for taxes. I don't want it to be unfair to him and I want him to get the credits that he deserves for what he pays me and the day care. Any one have any advice on this?
on Apr. 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM