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Subject: Re: Foreign Marriage Date: 1/13/1999 8:59 PM
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[[I got married on December 29th, 1998 to a man that is a citizen of Bahamas and
applying for adjustment of status.]]

Congratulations...I don't know exactly what an "adjustment of status" might be, but congrats anyway.

[[ He has a son that he supports there; he has
never been married to his mother. Can we file married/jointly? And can we claim
his son as a dependent?]]

From the very limited amount of information that you have provided, I would guess yes (assuming that your current state of residence recognizes your marriage as "legal"...but that's a state issue.

You can read more about filing status and dependents in my post on those issues in the Taxes FAQ area. You might also want to check out IRS Publication 519 at the IRS web site for additional information on resident and/or non-resident aliens.

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