My question involves child support in the State of: Indiana
I have a joint stipulation order with the mother of my 2 children.
- We were never married.
- She is the custodial parent.
- The order was put in last year.
She has claimed both children as dependents for tax year 2011. She says she did so by accident and I believe her; but now she is refusing to file an amended return. I just found out that I need to have her sign an 8332 form to be able to claim 1 of the children. She also refusing to do this.
The joint stipulation only states: "Mother and Father shall each receive one dependency exemption and applicable child credit for the parties' children, (Daughter's name) and (Son's name)."
The mother believes that because the joint stipulation does not specifically require her to sign an 8332, that she is not in violation of the court order and is not subject to consequences (injuction, etc..). Is this true?