I filed for divorce in September he signed the papers in September but they were not finalized by the judge until jan. we have remained in the same house until it was final. and if we have to file joint am I required to split it with him as all the income he had was 1000 dollars all year as he refuses to work
You do not have to file joint. In fact, it is likely that you can file as single, depending on a few facts. Please discuss this with your return preparer.
This is not intended to be legal advice, and is general in nature.
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