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Hi! I was divorced in 2012. The divorce decree states that I can claim our youngest daughter (18 y.o.) on tax return and my ex can claim the other daughter (20 y.o.). The problem is that I have been paying all the college tuition so far on my 20 y.o. and the majority of her medical expenses with no help from my ex. Does the divorce decree on that matter extend beyond when they turn 18? I ha e been their primary residence right along.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Maine

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I don’t think so. My ex did not help either with college for our son, who graduated last year and I am in debt for helping him.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Okay. How much am I being charged for your answer? Not sure if it is $5 or $31? Not very clear.

The divorce decree doesn't go beyond age 18 here when they became adults unless it specifies that it does.Otherwise you are free to claim them since you can prove the support you provided.I would advise the wife here to try and stop a double claiming.You paid for tuition you have legitimate right to claim them as adult dependents.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you. I am the wife! I have been letting my ex claim my older daughter but it has recently occurred to me that this is not fair to me. My spousal support and child support also just ended when my youngest just turned 18.

Thank again.

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