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IRS rules for divorced parents who claim dependent children

A divorce requires California parents to decide who gets to claim the children as dependents on federal tax returns. Claiming children could produce significant tax savings via the Dependent Care Credit and Child Tax Credit. A custody, divorce or separation agreement can specify who gets the privilege of claiming the dependents. In the absence of such an agreement, then IRS rules determine who can claim children on a tax return.

Texting and social media may make divorce easier for kids

Parents in California and other parts of the country are understandably concerned about the possible dangers and risks associated with texting and social media use. However, there's a new study that suggests texting and social media can help keep parents and children stay connected when a marriage comes to an end. Interestingly, it didn't seem to matter how well former spouses got along with one another.

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