Where do I claim legal fees incurred to get spousal support?

according to my lawyers I can claim a percentage of the money I paid in legal fees trying to obtain spousal support. Where does this fit into the tax form?

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Once you determine your Legal Fees are an eligible deduction you can enter them in TurboTax Online as follows.

You need to have checked a box in the initial interview in order for the correct page to appear to make this entry. If you have not checked this box and the page is not appearing, go to;

  • Setting Up tab > Personal Tax Profile
  • While in the Personal Tax Profile Summary, choose EDIT on "Other Credits & Deductions"
  • Answer Yes to "are there other deductions such as public transit, union or professional dues or alimony that you want to claim?"
  • Check the last box from the "I had other deductions not covered above" and Continue.
  • Now you can go to the Deductions tab and click directly on "Other Deductions" from the drop-down menu.
  • Continue until you reach the page "Other Deductions", make your entries there as shown in the screenshot.
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