Claiming eligible dependants during year of separation.
I am finding a lot of conflicting information. We separated last year, 2 children, I pay child support. I have read:
1. We both can claim one child, each and every year.
2. I can never claim either child since I am paying support.
3. I can claim one child but only for the year we separated.
The software only asks for marital status as of December 31. Does it not matter how many months we were married for and then separated?