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yes. i dont have exact wording, but it says until they are no longer claimable. She now wants to interpret that as since I am no longer paying support on the 23 yr old he is not claimable, i view it as IRS definition of claimable. I pay $1000 month and she does not even need it.
but you did not answer my question. We have been alternating every year regardless of age and support. If I don't pay support for 23 yr old, so am I no longer able to alternate him even tho IRS says he is still claimable? I never got to claim 2 when I did pay for him as well.
sorry. making sure ....even if the dependent is 23 and decree says we are to alternate until 'no longer claimable', (whatever that means), i still can claim him this 1 last year as this my alternate year to claim him instead of the 17 yr old. She argues he gets no child support so she gets to claim him and the 17 yr old. I have to sit out and wait until next year for the 17 yr old. This was tricky to explain.
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