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As custodial parent you will be able to claim the children as dependents unless you sign form 8332 and release that claim to the childrens father.
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I have not signed an 8332. What confuses me on the 1040 instructions for line 6c is exceptions rules for divocred/legally seperated #2 which states the child recieved over half of his or her income from parents. Does that mean the child did not have their own income, or does it mean the noncustodial parent contributed over half of the childs income?
The parents have provided more than half of the childs income or support.
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