My husband is being very hostile about separating assets and “will not support the divorce.” This means not cooperating and punishing me and not agreeing to anything. I cannot trust him to jointly file assets with me for 2009 and split the refund.
We have two properties and 3 mortgages. All mortgages are in both our names, but his name is always first.
- If he does not agree to share the interest deductions 50/50 with me for every month in which we both paid or were still living together, can I still take my half of the interest deductions on my taxes?
- What if I claim half the interest deductions and he claims all of them? What will happen with the IRS? Will he be in trouble, or will I be in trouble?
- Or can he take all of the interest deductions himself, leaving me helpless? If so, what actions can I take?
- Do you have any other advice for me regarding how to protect myself against him unfairly taking tax deductions for our interest? Should I simply notify him via email that I intend to take my 50 percent, or not tell him at all?
Thank you very much,