After a divorce in which the couple has children, it's almost a guarantee that someone is going to be paying child support. So how are you supposed to declare that on your taxes?
If you're the non-custodial parent, you probably aren't claiming the child as your dependent on your tax return, unless your court documents explicitly state that you are. But you're still contributing to your child financially. Shouldn't you get a tax break too?
The short answer is yes. The long answer is that you're going to have to read the fine print.