Don’t Rely on Your Divorce Lawyer for Important Tax Advice

by Annette Burns on May 8, 2012

A Forbes blogger just put out an excellent article — accurately titled Divorce Lawyers — Frequently Not the Best Tax Advisors.                                  The three examples given in the article  —- claiming dependency exemptions, the deductibility of spousal maintenance, and the claim of ‘innocent spouse’ —- are in fact the most common tax problems most people will encounter in a divorce situation.   The post includes links to recent applicable IRS decisions.    It bears repeating, again and again:   ALWAYS get independent tax advice from your CPA or other tax professional during your divorce.     ALWAYS.

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