My sons GF kicked him out back in Feb. of last year. She moved back in with her parents downstairs finished basement.
They had a fight about money that quickly turned into the battle of the century. Last year he claimed the boys on his taxes, she wanted half of the tax return. He said no, I will give you what I get for the boys which was a couple of thousand but I'm keeping the rest since he now had to get an apartment. He let her keep all the furnishings which were brand new. Now that tax time is coming up she asked him what he planned on doing. He said the same. She went ballistic. She said it was against the law if he files and she'll turn him in. Then she said her parents are claiming them so she can get the money. My son's question is if they can do that legally. According to what she told welfare she is living separately from her parents. I'm not sure if that makes a difference. Her parents don't charge her rent or room and board but according to welfare she pays. Its confusing. I told my son I would put it on here to see if anyone has any information if they can claim the boys or not.