Tag Archives: Child Support Tax Deduction

Top Ten Myths in Illinois Divorce Cases [Myth #9]

Myth: If I don’t like the outcome of my divorce trial, I can always modify it. The answer is, generally not.  Once a judgment is entered as a  result of a contested trial, child support and maintenance are not modifiable unless there is a substantial change in circumstances that is proved in an evidentiary hearing, […]

Top Ten Myths in Illinois Divorce Cases [Myth #8]

Myth: All support payments are tax deductible. Wrong. Maintenance payments ordered by the court or covered in a Marital Settlement Agreement if they abate upon the death of the payee, are generally tax deductible to the payor and tax includable to the payee. Child support payments are not deductible by the payor or tax includable […]