Divorce is new territory when it comes to filing taxes. There are many questions that need to be answered, including which spouse is claiming the kids as a deduction and whether or not spousal support is taxable. This subject might be of special interest to Texas readers because Texas is a community property state.
Couples in Texas may be surprised to learn that one disadvantage to women achieving higher earnings is that they may be ordered by a court to pay alimony to their former husbands if they divorce. This phenomenon is part of a larger trend that is known as the degenderization of marriage. As society does away with assumptions about the roles in society of men and women, it also rejects the traditional gender roles held within marriage.