Q: Should the stimulus be split between parents with 50/50 custody?
My divorce finalized in February 2020. We filed our 2019 taxes separately and my ex claimed our son. I will be able to claim him in 2020. We have 50/50 custody and split all expenses evenly. We do not have child support either direction. Because my ex claimed him in 2019, the stimulus money for our son was deposited into his account. Should be stimulus be split evenly between both parents when all expenses regarding the child are split 50/50?
A: I wonder what your divorce decree and child custody and support orders say as the provisions of those documents might provide some guidance as to your options. Its probably best to ask your divorce attorney. Generally speaking, I'm not sure there is much you can do that wouldn't cost more in legal fees than the payment is worth beside maybe writing a letter and hoping your former spouse responds favorably to the pressure.
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