Detroit, MI asked in Family Law and Tax Law for Michigan

Q: lengthy so my question is i was divorced in 2012 but had filed taxes jointly with ex husband he recieved entire refund

So that was supposed to offset arrearges courts said i owed but it was never applied to arrearges now i owe even more arrearges due to loss of job a few times over pass few years for a few months but had the original refund been applied to arrearges the arrerges would have been paid off and i would not owe anything so how do i get this fixed

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
Answered
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Is the arrearage for child support? You should present evidence of the refund amount to your local Friend of the Court office.

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Andrew M Steiger
Andrew M Steiger
Answered
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You may have a valid “injured spouse” claim. A local tax attorney may be able to help determine if you qualify or if it is too late to seek relief. Best of luck.

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