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    goodmama1 Posts: 11, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 6, 2006, 11:03 AM
    Legal Fee tax deduction
    I went through a divorce in 2005. I spent about $10,000. The process covered everything from estate, tax issues, custody, and child support. What if any portion of this could be tax deductible?
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    Feb 6, 2006, 01:40 PM

    Sorry, none of the expenses are deductible.

    The only time personal legal fees are deductible is when you receive an award which is deductible


    When the legal fees are of a nature to defend activities which produced taxable income.

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