Ocala, FL asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Florida

Q: Middle of a divorce...can my husband steal our entire tax refund after promising in written email half our refund?

My soon to be ex husband begged to file tax return jointly in January as soon as he got his tax documents. I expressed I didnt trust him, and that he would steal money from me. He told me I was crazy psycho for thinking that. He sent a written email stating he would write a check for 50% of our tax return within 24hr of receiving it. NOW that he has recieved the refund he is stating I cant have the refund, and that his attorney is aware and ok with him withholding it. Does this sound right?

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Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson
  • North Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, it doesn't sound right. You filed a joint return, you are entitled to a portion of the refund. The joint return is marital property. You should consult with an attorney since he has one. Your attorney can see to it that you are treated fairly and equitably. Good luck!

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