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January 2015 Archives

Tax benefits for single parents

Parents in New York who have gotten a divorce should be aware that a number of tax breaks may be available to them. Deciding who can claim the child as a dependent is something that parents often work out as part of the divorce agreement. They might take turns claiming the child in alternate years. If there is more than one child, each parent might claim one of them.

Who can file for custody of a child?

Although New York parents may consider child custody to be primarily a matter involving parents, there may be additional situations in which other parties might seek custody. Family Court has oversight of child custody cases, and there are no filing fees for those seeking custody. However, one or both parents must be served in connection with such a case depending on who is seeking custody.