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Subject:  Re: Marriage Penalty Returns Date:  1/20/2013  7:29 PM
Author:  SamuelClemens Number:  117441 of 123022

I thought I explained that pretty clearly. We desperately needed that extra $$$. This couple does not. I wanted credit in my own name and being single was, at the time, the only way I could see to get it. We did not have children. This couple does. The presence of children makes a HUGE difference.

I think this veers off topic a bit, but I have to say that I find the above line of reasoning very odd. Especially coming from someone who divorced motivated, at least partially, to avoid the marriage penalty.

I am just searching out the information, but from what I have learned there is nothing illegal in what I am proposing. If there is, then I won't do it. I have never considered divorce. Is "I want to save taxes" not a valid reason for a divorce in California? I have no intent to fake a reason for the divorce we are considering.

In doing the little bit of research I have done, I have run across articles which suggest to high earning couples that ar