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Are child custody lawyer fees tax deductible?

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My wife recently obtained a lawyer to file for sole custody of her kids from her ex husband. They have had joint custody for several years and just recently went for sole.

Are these legal fees tax deductible?

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  1. Best answer

    Generally speaking, no. She may under certain circumstances file an application to have the other side reimburse her counsel fees. On the tax issue, I suggest you consult an accountant for a more definitive opinion. On the counsel fee issue, I encourage you to schedule a consultation with a NYC Child Custody lawyer.

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  2. Legal fees generally are not deductible.

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  3. No not tax deductible.

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