Q: Will I be in contempt of court for filing taxes when divorce decree states we alternate years.
My ex husband and I divorced in 2014. The decree states that we alternate tax years. However, since he has demonstrated zero parenting time with 3 of our 5 kids and less than 6% parenting time with the other two I told him I would like to file. I am confident that proving my parenting time is not an issue, however my ex husband had told me that if I chose to file, I will be in contempt of court based on the divorce decree. I understand that the parenting plan will need revision via the family court system, and I plan to do that though I would like to know if his statement is true.
Check with the lawyer who handled your divorce.
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