Can a married couple file separately and claim 2 children each?
Asked by: vpalmer
I have had joint custody of my daughter since her birth. The mother is married and has 3 other children (not mine). This year, my daughter moved in around June-July once the court order came through (keep in mind the previous order allowed her over every other weekend and for vacations). The total time the child lived at my house this past year was at least six months plus. Now the mother has plans with her husband to file separately so they can both claim 2 children. Is that even legal? Shouldn’t I be allowed to claim my child and not her given the length of time the child was in my residence, before i had primary care and after.
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