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Divorce Expert and Divorce Coach Nan Cohen
Nan Cohen is recognized as the go-to person on separation and a divorce expert. On the air with “Dealing with Divorce” on Pittsburgh radio since 2004, Nan brings her practical, reality-based perspective to audiences and individuals seeking direction on navigating through divorce. Now coaching one-on-one, "Nan on divorce" will also be leading seminars both nationally and locally—additional forums for exploring the realities of divorce.

Divorce reality expert Nan Cohen shares her top tax tips for those dealing with separation and divorce during tax season.
  1. Child Support vs. Alimony. Alimony payments are taxable to the recipient and deductible by the payer. Child support payments are neither taxable nor deductible. Make sure your agreement clearly lists which payments are for which purpose.

  2. Medical Expenses. A child can be treated as a dependent of both parents for medical purposes. Each parent may deduct the medical expenses he or she pays for the child, regardless of which parent claims the dependent deduction.

  3. Who claims the children as dependents? The IRS allows the custodial parent to claim the children as dependents on their return. This is the parent who has the kids for the greater amount of nights during the calendar year. In joint custody situations the parent with the higher income gets the deduction that year. IRS form 8332 signed by the custodial parent (and returned with the non custodial parents tax return) can provide an exemption to that rule and allows the non-custodial parent to claim the deduction. This form can be used if the parents want to alternate years claiming children as dependents.

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About Divorce Expert Nan

Nan Cohen is a Pittsburgh-based divorce expert focusing on the realities of separation and divorce, based on her own experience and long-running radio show. After her marriage took a surprising turn and she found herself confronted with all of the emotions and logistics of divorce, Nan began to share what she had learned and discovered a niche in which she could help others work through a transition to a new beginning. Read more
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