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Reasons not to file a joint tax return during a Texas divorce

Texas marital property law is different than most other states because it is based on a scheme of community property. In dealing with filing of tax returns, this difference can cause a significant impact on divorcing spouses. In community property states, each spouse, if filing separately, reports one half of the other spouse’s community income, … Continue Reading

Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texas

Filing income tax returns while a divorce pends can be an especially contentious issue. When one spouse lacks trust in the other spouse, even filing a joint return can be troublesome. Usually filing jointly results in reduced overall tax burden for the still-married couple. But, sometimes filing jointly may result in a greater benefit to … Continue Reading