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Who Can Claim a Child as a Dependent after a Divorce?

The year your divorce is final, there are fundamental changes to your federal taxes. For instance, your filing status—married or single—is determined as of the last day of the tax year. Another significant change involves who may claim a child as a dependent. When a couple is married, it is usually more favorable to file…
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Can You Change Your Child’s Last Name After Divorce?

It is not uncommon for a spouse who took the other spouse’s surname during marriage to want to revert to their maiden name after a divorce. This is a personal decision and one that typically cannot be prevented simply because the other spouse objects. But what about a child’s surname? If a custodial parent who…
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