Will Divorce Decree Have Precedence

by Kim
(Baldwyn, MS)

In my divorce decree it is stated that I would get to claim my child as dependent on taxes. I moved to a different town last April, and as a result my child spends most of her time now with her dad because she doesnt want to change school systems.

One of the IRS questions on my return asks if dependent spent more than 6 months with me. Does the judges' decision in my divorce decree have precedence, even though my child was not with me more than 6 months?

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