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Divorce and Tax Issues

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A conscientious family law attorney should work closely with a tax professional so as to fully explore all tax issue and to maximize tax benefits to the client. Each client has varied assets and circumstances which have varied tax implications. While the attorneys at Roberts & Kelly, LLP are skilled family law attorneys with a broad understanding of all ancillary issues in divorce, it is crucial to consult with tax experts.

Some general tax guidelines are as follows:

Obtaining a final divorce decree before December 31 in Ohio, allows the couple to consider themselves divorced for the entire year, allowing them to file their income tax as single or as head of household. Couples who do not obtain a final divorce decree before December 31, can file as married or married filing separately.