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I called the the IRS and asked if I can claim my daughter who I had physical custody of all of 2009 even though my Oregon divorce decree said my ex is entitled to claim her. The IRS rep asked me a series of questions and at the end said I should claim and that when the letter goes out to us that we both claimed her I just need to prove she lived with me all year. Looking at the 2009 tax book it said all 3 criteria needed to be met in that the decree had to say: The non-cust. parent (her) can claim without regard to support, that the custodial parent won't claim (Me), and that the decree needed to state years that custodial parent can claim . All my decree says is that she is entitled to claim. I claimed her and now am having second thoughts as to the legality and am worried.
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