If you are in a situation where divorce appears to be the only option, you should probably retain the services of a competent experienced family law attorney as early as possible to help guide you through the process and protect your interests. Just the same there are technically five distinct options for obtaining a divorce that you should at least be aware of before you have, in fact, retained an attorney. The following is a very brief summary of these options: Continue reading
Federal tax law provides two more methods (see previous post re Treatment of Community Income Where Spouses Live Apart) in which a spouse may escape the responsibility to report one-half of all community property income on a separately filed return. Neither of these provisions require that the spouses live apart.
The first is provided by IRC § 66(b). Continue reading