Eic with joint custody

I have joint custody of my daughters with my ex-wife but i have the right to claim them on my taxes for the EIC credit by the divorce decree how exactly am i supposed to list this on my taxes

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The person who told you that dors not understand dependent tax law, which is very complex, and you shoudl not rely on that advice.  A divorce decreee cannot grant you credits, no matter what it says.  The EIC can only be claimed if the child lived with you more than half the year, period.  that's true even if you claim the child as a dependent.  And more than half the year does not mean joint custody, it means literally counting the number of nights the child spent with each of you during the year.  The credit goes with whichever parent kept the child the greater number of nights.
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