Don't ever feel paranoid, but do be cautious of everyone giving you Monday morning quarterback advice, although they may be friends, it is diffiuclt unless they have legal training and are familiar with your separation agreement. If you feel that your husband is filing once set of returns and giving you another you can ask him to sign a release and that you can order at your own expense certified copies of the tax returns through the IRS, I believe their are two types, the full version and the transcript/abbreviate return, then you can compare. A CPA could also give you help. take care,
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Attorney Lewis is correct. However, you should know that getting an actual photocopy of a tax return from the IRS takes much longer than getting a tax transcript. There are plenty of family law attorneys with offices in Wellesley, Needham, Dedham and Westwood who are more than capable of assisting you.
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