The Judge just ordered my husband to pay me support because he beat me so bad that I can't work and have to under go another

surgery. Do I have to pay taxes on that support because he injured me. I was working with no physical problems before he beat me up.

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Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

Family Law Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
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If what you're receiving is "spousal support", and not repayment of your medical bills, loss of past earnings, etc., then it's taxable to you. Take the court's order to a tax preparer or accountant to make sure.

Stephen Ross Cohen

Stephen Ross Cohen

Family Law Attorney - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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I agree with Richard, but that does not prevent you from suing him for assault and battery. I do both personal injury and family law.

My name is Stephen R. Cohen and have practiced since 1974. I practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.... more
Joseph Torri

Joseph Torri

Alimony Lawyer - Irvine, CA
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I agree with my colleagues. Consult a certified public accountant and a personal injury attorney.

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