Friday, February 07, 2014

What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?

My colleague, Stephanie Newberg, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW wrote a detailed, informative article regarding parenting your children after separation.  As an experience co-parenting counselor, she explains the process and provides tips.  Read her article: Divorcing Parents: Proven Ways to Ease the Transition.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Who claims the kids?

Every year, about this time, the Internal Revenue Service updates its very helpful Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals.  Nothing substitutes for the advice of an experienced accountant and attorney but Publication 504, updated yearly, can give you guidance.

Remember, if you are not the custodial parent and are claiming a child as a dependent on your tax return, attach Form 8332 Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent to your return.