Articles Tagged with shared parenting

8Which Parent Claims a Child on Taxes After Divorce?

Many legal issues will inevitably arise when a couple divorces, especially when they have children. When tax time comes around, both parents may wonder whether they can rightfully claim their child as a dependent on their income tax return. The answer may not always be simple, and it may vary from couple to couple. If you are unsure about how to file your taxes, it can be helpful to seek answers from a qualified family law attorney.

Custodial Parent Typically Claims Dependent

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

A new “shared parenting” law in Missouri has further chipped away at the age-old assumption that the mother is the most fit primary caregiver in custody disputes: judges are now forbidden to base custody decisions on the gender of either parent. The state’s courts are also now required to develop statewide guidelines that will maximize the amount of time the child or children may spend with each parent.

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