If my divorce was final 11/22/2014, am I entitled to half of the tax refund? 10 Answers as of September 21, 2015

If my divorce was final 11/22/2014, am I entitled to half of the tax refund?

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Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
What does your divorce say?
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 9/21/2015
Mankus & Marchan, LTD
Mankus & Marchan, LTD | Tony Mankus
It depends on whether your divorce decree addressed that issue.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 9/17/2015
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
That depends upon what the court order states.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/17/2015
Law Office of Barton R. Resnicoff | Barton R. Resnicoff
If the divorce was finalized before the end of 2014(by that I mean that the divorce decree was signed, not the case settled)you cannot file jointly for 2014. If the divorce was settled in November, 2014, but the decree not signed until 2015, what did the agreement provide for. If not covered in the agreement, there would be a presumption of a 50/50 division, but that would be subject to further discussion and/or litigation.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/16/2015
Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
Depends on the language in the Final Judgment. Review the document.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/16/2015
    The Law Office of Kimberly D. Moss
    The Law Office of Kimberly D. Moss | Kimberly Moss
    Most divorce decrees stipulate that the parties file their federal income taxes separately for the following year. You would need to review the divorce decree that was signed in your divorce to determine whether or not you are entitled to anything on that basis. I recommend a consultation with a local attorney to be on the safe side and get specific advice for your situation.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Diane l. Berger | Diane L. Berger
    Did you file a joint tax return? Was the refund addressed in the final Decree? The answers to those questions will determine whether you are entitled to anything.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Mediation Services of Southwest Florida
    Mediation Services of Southwest Florida | Dennis J. Leffert, J.D.
    That depends on what was in your Settlement Agreement and/or Final Judgment Order. Check it out and good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Gregory Brough, Attorney at Law | Gregory Brough
    For 2014, no. You must be married on December 31, 2014, to jointly file for the tax year 2014.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    That would depend upon the provisions of your judgment. I would speak with your divorce attorney or engage an attorney to review your judgment to get a valid opinion.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2015
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