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 600 John Carpenter Frwy.

 Suite 238 

 Irving, Texas 75062

 

 972-445-1500
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Federal Tax Changes for Child Deductions

The changes to the 2009 tax code are as follows:

1. The custodial parent, for 2009 & forward, is the one with whom the child resides the greater number of nights during the year, regardless of the divorce decree terms.

2. You must obtain IRS Form 8332 (Release of Claim to Exemption for Child of Divorce or Divorced Parents) to claim the exemption if you are the non-custodial parent. The divorce agreement or court order will not be used to substitute for IRS Form 8332.

3. The custodial parent can unilaterally revoke the release of a child exemption for calendar years 2009 & forward, even if the release was made prior to 2009.

The parent claiming a dependency exemption on the child/children is the only parent eligible for the following tax benefits:

*Dependent Exemption Deduction
*Child Tax Credit
*Child and Dependent Care Credit
*Education Credit or Education Expense Deductions
*Earned Income Credit
*Head of Household Filing status

With all the new changes, all non-custodial parents who plan to take a dependency exemption should obtain IRS Form 8332 for 2009 & forward tax years.

In any future settlement agreements that include a provision for a non- custodial parent to take a dependency deduction for one or more children in one or more future tax years, have the custodial parent complete IRS Form 8332 when executing the settlement agreement. Sometimes it is very difficult to get ex-spouses to sign off on papers at a later date!

For a private confidential consultation to discuss your legal matter with an experienced Texas Family Law and Paternity Lawyer, please call us at (972) 445-1500.  BE PREPARED - CALL NOW!


Do Not Wait to Establish Your Rights
Whether you are a father or you are about to be a father you have certain legal rights and obligations towards your child. However, waiting to establish these rights will only make it more difficult to gain access to the children.  The sooner you act, the easier it is for the Court to issue a Court Order insuring your time with the children.  If you delay, the Texas Attorney General's office will likely file a lawsuit against you and request up to FOUR YEARS of retroactive or back child support with minimal visitation. Call us Today! 972-445-1500.

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We hope the information provided here is helpful.  Please call our office with any questions you may have. Unless otherwise indicated, attorneys listed in this site are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  This web site is designed for general information only. The information at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

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Admitted to the US Federal Courts, Northern District of TX

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Member - Dallas County Bar Association - Family Law Section

Member - Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association

 


Voted Rising Star Attorney 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Texas Super Lawyer 2016 and 2017

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