I am the domiciliary parent and my ex owes $6996 in back child support. Can he claim my children on his taxes? We lived together with him for 3 months out of this year. I recently married in July and my husband provides all support for my children and I as well as medical insurance since July. However my husband is stationed in El Paso, Tx because he is in the Army and I can not move until my relocation is granted. Can my husband claim my children and I even though we don’t physically live together since he is supporting us financially and medically? Someone told me Louisiana has a law that if you are behind $1 on support you can not claim your children on taxes.
I am moving this to child support. To help answer your question though, If you have a court ordered custody agreement, then usually it goes by whatever your custody agreement says (some agreements state that one parent can claim the children in even numbered years and the other one in odd numbered years). If there is no agreement in place and your children have lived with you most of the year (more than half the time), then you would be the one to claim them.
That is not true either about not being able to claim your children if owe back child support, the refund would just go towards the past child support obligation and forwarded to the other parent.
Yes, the parent who owes past due child support arrearages will not be granted the right to claim the minor children as dependents for tax purposes.
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