Rock Hill, SC asked in Tax Law for Tennessee

Q: Corona stimulus check that is deposited into only working spouses checking account and in Jan 2020 divorce was filed.

One working spouse received the whole stimulus.

Two children were filed also last year ( BUT now neither spouse has custody).

Who legally should get the money?

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Paul E. Tennison
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Paul E. Tennison
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  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: In fairness it should likely be split 50/50. That would be marital property subject to equitable distribution in the divorce. You may want to consider consulting with an attorney regarding this issue and the pending divorce. Good luck.

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