I have been seperated for 15 months.
My husband walk out on me and my kids, leaving us a note. My questions are, can I file taxes as married filing seperate and claim my kids, and after I have filed tell him I claim the kids. He is on SS Disability and really if he files alone it will just be a wash with nothing owed and no refund.
Also, he has been giving me money every month for the kids, the last couple of months he gave me less and I think he is going to start playing around with giving me money. Can I draft a letter and have him sign and notarized it with the amount he will give me a month. Would such a letter hold up in court, if possible I would like to have my kids SS directly paid to me since I have the kids all the time. He comes around once every couple of months if their lucky. If I take him to court for support, I will get much less then he is paying me now, so I really dont want to open a can of worms for me. But, I would like to have some legal document with the amount he has agreed to pay.