Q: My father passed away in August. Some of his tax debt shows my mother’s name prior to their divorce. Is she liable?
Half of his debt is only in his name since their divorce. But the debt accrued while they were married shows her name. My sisters and I have been left in this mess trying to figure out what we have to pay to settle his debt and save his home. If she is liable for what has her name on it, it would eliminate a large chunk.
A: Your Mother may not be liable. She may qualify as an "innocent spouse". You need to talk to a tax lawyer.
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