Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC

Post-divorce tax considerations

Divorce in Texas can bring with it surprises that a couple may not have considered. One of these surprises can be dealing with taxes. In most marriages, one person deals with finances and taxes. This has the potential to yield surprises for the person who doesn't take care of those matters after a divorce. There are some pitfalls to be avoided.

While tax season is passed for 2017, there are still some things to be aware of for 2018. First, a person will want to make sure there are no delinquent taxes. If a couple filed jointly, as most married couples do, the couple is deemed jointly responsible for taxes and divorce does not absolve either party of this responsibility. However, the Internal Revenue Code does have a provision for "innocent spouse" relief.

It is also a good idea to project one's tax liability for the 2018 tax season in order to avoid any surprises. If a final divorce settlement has not been reached, it is necessary to try to ensure that all assets and liabilities are disclosed.  This will further aid in making tax forecasts.

Deciding to divorce in Texas is never easy. The financial and tax side of the situation can be very complicated and fraught with emotion. Having a business-like attitude is one way to avoid possible pitfalls and decisions one may regret in the future. Sitting down with an experienced family law attorney and having a confidential discussion regarding these and other matters could prove very beneficial. Reviewing available options with a knowledgeable attorney help bring peace of mind to a very difficult situation.

Source: montereyherald.com, "Tax Tips: Navigating taxes after a divorce", Barry Dolowich, May 1, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information


At Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC, we have received a variety of honors and awards for our family law services. Members of our team have been listed as Top Lawyers in San Antonio Scene magazine. We take pride in the number of positive reviews we have received from satisfied clients. On AVVO, a lawyer rating website, we have received an 8.9 rating overall and many positive ratings from clients and colleagues.

  1. Top 10 Attorneys | American Jurist Institute | 2017
  2. Avvo Rating | 8.9 | Excellent
  3. Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2015 | Jamie Lynn Heggy Graham
  4. Reviews | Out of 12 reviews | Jamie Lynn Heggy Graham | Avvo
  5. BBB | A+ Rating
  6. San Antonio | Best S.A. | Lawyers | 2015

Get In Touch With Us

Free Family Law Consultation

Call 210-764-3468 or send an email to schedule a meeting with one of our experienced lawyers.

We are ready to listen and to educate you about your options, whether you are going through a divorce or facing any other family law issue.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC
310 South St. Mary's Street
Suite 2500
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-272-7034
Fax: 210-308-5669