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In my case we are still married but lived apart for all of 2022 can she deny me the option to claim one of the two children. Still married, no legal documents denying me that, just her words., Lived apart all of the year. She definitely paid more to take care of them but I had them every weekend and paid for their needs when they were with me
@MatthewD1 The "custodial parent" is the one with whom the child spent the most nights. That is the parent who can claim the child as a dependent and get the child-related credits. If you have a signed agreement between you---called form 8332---that changes things. Without that agreement, the custodial parent gets all the child related credits.
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