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7.Are my divorce costs deductible? In general legal fees are considered personal expenses so they aren’t deductible. However legal fees paid to get alimony and legal fees regarding tax effects of divorce are deductible. The attorney must allocate fees paid for deductible and non-deductible services otherwise deduction may be disallowed. The allowed deduction is a miscellaneous itemized deduction which is deductible only to extent that, in aggregate, miscellaneous deductions exceed 2% of taxpayer’s adjusted gross income.
8.My spouse and I are using married, filing separate filing status. Can I use standard deduction if my spouse itemizes? No. If spouses are using married, filing separate filing status and one spouse itemizes their deductions, other spouse must itemize as well.
9.Who gets mortgage interest deduction and other itemized deductions? If marital home is owned by one spouse alone, only that spouse may claim a mortgage interest deduction. Deductible expenses that are paid out of separate funds, such as medical expenses, are deductible by spouse who pays them. In general, deductible expenses paid out of joint funds are split 50/50 between spouses, including mortgage interest. Mortgage interest for property titled by entireties can be claimed by whichever spouse actually paid expense.
10.Where can I go for more information about divorce and tax issues? www.rosendivorce.com
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Jessie Danninger is a financial analyst with Rosen Divorce. She assist clients in all financial matters relating to divorce, including property distribution, child custody, alimony, and tax related issues. She is a certified divorce financial analyst and CPA.