Custodial Parent


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George Anthony

The Mother & Father of a child have seperate residences.
The child resides with her Mother until July 5 and then
moves in and lives with her Father for the rest of the year.
During the time she lived with her Mother, every weekend
(Friday thru Sunday) was spent living with her Father at his
residence. Who would be considered the custodial parent in
this case, the Mother or the Father?

Thank you,
George L. Anthony
Anthony's Income Tax Service
1602 Killian Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15909-1220
(814) 322-4740
(e-mail address removed)
 
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Paul Thomas, CPA

George Anthony said:
The Mother & Father of a child have seperate residences.
The child resides with her Mother until July 5 and then
moves in and lives with her Father for the rest of the year.
During the time she lived with her Mother, every weekend
(Friday thru Sunday) was spent living with her Father at his
residence. Who would be considered the custodial parent in
this case, the Mother or the Father?
The mother. She had custody for the greater part of the
year. Minor temporary absences from her home do not detract
from this fact.
 
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A.G. Kalman

George said:
The Mother & Father of a child have seperate residences.
The child resides with her Mother until July 5 and then
moves in and lives with her Father for the rest of the year.
During the time she lived with her Mother, every weekend
(Friday thru Sunday) was spent living with her Father at his
residence. Who would be considered the custodial parent in
this case, the Mother or the Father?
The weekends spent with the father do not meet any of the
tests for being a temporary absence. Therefore, those days
become custodial days for the father. As such, the father
would meet the test for having the child living with him for
more than half the year.
 
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Harlan Lunsford

George said:
The Mother & Father of a child have seperate residences.
The child resides with her Mother until July 5 and then
moves in and lives with her Father for the rest of the year.
During the time she lived with her Mother, every weekend
(Friday thru Sunday) was spent living with her Father at his
residence. Who would be considered the custodial parent in
this case, the Mother or the Father?
We can press the "EASY" button on this one. The exemption
goes to the custodial parent, i.e. the one who has physical
custody the greater part of the year. Count the days.

ChEAr$,
Harlan Lunsford, EA n LA
 
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