Saint Louis, MO asked in Family Law for Missouri

Q: In Missouri with joint custody 50/50 ive been claiming kids on taxes every year i make 20,00 a year he makes 85,000

We are going back for a Modification for parenting plan with I still get to claim kids

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Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams
  • Saint Charles, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The presumption in the Missouri Form 14 child support calculation is the parent receiving support receives the deductions. If you are receiving support the court would have to find a reason why the support calculation is “ unjust and inappropriate” to award the paying parent the deduction. It is possible to waive the deduction as part of a negotiation.

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