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Can payments made to a spouse as alimony under a mediated settlement

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Can payments made to a spouse as alimony under a mediated settlement agreement signed by both sides but not ratified by the Judge be treated as alimony for tax purposes, since the divorce decree has not been signed?
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Yes, if there is a signed contractual agreements to pay spousal support, even if it is not ordered yet by the court by signing off on the mediation agreement, they are still considered alimony payments.

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