I have a friend that got a divorce, his wife had student loans in her name she is not paying. In the divorce it states they are her responsibility. In past years they have attached my tax returns for non payment. Can the govt. attach my tax return to pay for these even if we are divorced and I did not sign on the loans now
The IRS and other federal agencies are not bound by a divorce decree, but your friend may be able to make an injured spouse claim with the Dept. of Education and ask for the refund back. Because the debt was allocated to your friend's former spouse, if your friend doesn't get their refund back, they might be able to recover the amount paid from the former spouse, as well. Your friend should consider meeting with an attorney for more specific advice.
This answer is given for general information purposes and should not be taken as formal legal advice. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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