If the father of my child hasn’t paid his child support in 2 years, do I have the right to claim her in my income tax return?

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If the father of my child hasn’t paid his child support in 2 years, do I have the right to claim her in my income tax return?

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Family Law, Kansas

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you have the right to declare your minir as a dependent on your income tax returns depends upon what the court order for child support states. As such, you need to carefully read the orders for such.

Given what you have written, I suggest that you contact a family law attorney about filing a petition for an order to show contempt of a court order for unpaid child support against the minor's father.


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