Tax Refund Check Both Names


#1

Hi, I have “settled” up w/my ex. I am to send her lawyer a check as part of the settlement. I have also received a check from the IRS with both the name of me and my ex on the check. My question is can I use my half of this check as part of the payment due her attorney? Or, would there be any reason why I could not use this as part of the payment due her attorney?


#2

The check is martial in nature, and your ex is entitled to one half of the money unless you have agreed otherwise. Your share of the check can be used towards payment of the settlement.