Tax Credit: Who counts the kids?

This is one of the most common questions folks have when they have not finalized a plan with the parent of their children. Who counts the kids on their taxes? NOTE: This is not legal advice. This is legal information. Contact an attorney for your specific situation. Do you have a Divorce Decree or Joint Parenting Agreement? If you already went through the process to get a Decree or Agreement of some kind–check there first.