Media Update: Divorce and Taxes
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Media Update: Divorce and Taxes

Posted on March 22, 2007 04:10pm

With tax season fast approaching there are many things to consider. This is especially true for anyone going through a divorce, according to Sands McKinley of family law firm McKinley Irvin of Washington State. Beyond the normal questions of taxes, issues surrounding divorce and taxes can add fuel to already emotional situations.

McKinley Irvin offers a nine-step overview of what people going through a divorce need to consider. The tips cover the following topics:

  • Whether to file as married or single
  • Who claims Head of Household status
  • How to handle exemptions for children
  • The basics on tax credits
  • Claiming spousal maintenance and child support payments
  • Property settlement agreements and associated taxes
  • Retirement plans asset division
  • Whether taxes can be avoided until the divorce is final

More details about the tax implications of divorce are available here.


Sands McKinley, managing partner of McKinley Irvin, PLLC.


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  • "My attorney was very good in and out of the courtroom. Always kept me up to date on any issues that came up. " R.R.
  • "We would highly recommend the knowledgeable and dedicated law firm of McKinley Irvin to anyone who might be seeking legal services. " P.M.
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  • "I always felt my specific needs were very well represented and that I could count on David to be a trusted adviser. " T.M.
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