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Guest Blogger Matt Levitsky Asks: Who Gets to Claim a Child as a Dependent if there is 50/50 Custody?

Posted in Support

Tax issues are an important component of equitable distribution cases and the Pennsylvania support code specifically allows the Court to allocate child tax exemptions between parties. Matt Levitsky, a tax and estate attorney in our Blue Bell, Pennsylvania office, recently took the time to elaborate on the issue of child tax exemption and the dispute that… Continue Reading

Delaware Court Case Offers Criteria for Awarding Child Tax Exemptions Among Parents

Posted in Practice Issues, Support

The allocation of child tax dependency exemptions is a topic of discussion among our clients on a frequent basis. While the guidelines issued by the I.R.S. dictate who is eligible to claim the children, in Pennsylvania the issue may be raised in the context of child support under Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 1910.16-2(f). The… Continue Reading

Should I Fight To Claim the Kids on My Tax Return?

Posted in Divorce, Support

Generally, Pennsylvania law provides that the parent who has primary physical custody of the child is entitled to claim the dependency exemption, and the child tax credit, on his or her income tax return.  If the parents share physical custody, the parent who earns more income is entitled to claim these tax benefits. However, this is… Continue Reading