Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"

Posted April 17th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Taxes have a major impact on nearly every aspect of life, including divorce. However, some couples become so angry at one another, they lose sight of a common enemy, the International Revenue Service. For those who are considering, or are already in the process of getting a divorce, it is important to know what your

Posted February 8th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

First, it is important to understand that a judge in Texas deciding divorce issues is a state court judge. A claim for the dependency exemption for a child for federal income tax purposes is a federal issue. Federal trumps state, so the divorce judge cannot decide who gets the dependency exemption. The parents, however, can

Posted December 18th, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original Article by Stephen J. Dunne for Forbes Many couples going through a divorce find themselves in trouble when filing taxes jointly. When one spouse makes enough money to cover their own taxes, but the other doesn’t, then a problem could arise. Because of the prevalence of this issue, the IRS is now making innocent