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The power of a Family Court Judge about: Is Spousal Support taxable?

San Diego Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Paul Staley, released a new YouTube video to answer: Is Spousal Support taxable?

America’s growing divorce rate has helped create various types of spousal support (alimony, child support), where one ex-spouse, typically the higher-earning spouse, is required to pay to the lesser-earning spouse, although there are exceptions to this. The tax rules are not the same for all types of support but this video is generalized and pertains just to “spousal support.”

Divorce and Family Law Attorney Paul Staley answers frequently asked questions. Is spousal support taxable?

Transcript of Paul’s Video

Is spousal Support Taxed?

Spousal support is typically taxable to the person who receives it and is tax deductible to the spouse who pays it. Now it’s possible for spouses to agree to the otherwise, but they are going to have a tangle with the IRS if they make some agreement date is contrary to the usual rule. So you’ve got to be really careful about how you construct that. Generally its taxable to the recipient and deductible to the Payor.

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