Law Office of Harry L Styron | Harry L Styron
In California the only "head of household" means anything is for income tax purposes, both with the federal and State governments. As far as exemptions for debt collection are concerned, the issue is whether you are married or not . . . not whether you qualify as "head of household" under the tax law. I do not know the answer in States other than California.
Answer Applies to: California
Steven J. Fromm | Steven J. Fromm & Associates, P.C.
Married individual basically have two choices as to their filing status. They can filing jointly or married filing separately. There is one exception called the "abandoned spouse" rule, but since you apparently are still living with your husband this rule would not apply. As a result, you can not claim head of household filing status.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania