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Here is the situaiton... my fiance had a child who is now 6 with a guy, they never married.

I disagree with the previous response with respect to considering custody in determining dependency. There are special rules for children of divorced or separated parents, which consider who has custody, but those rules do not apply if the parents were never married.

The standard dependency rules apply. What it basically boils down to is who paid more than 50% of the child's support for the year. See IRS Publication 501.

Phil Marti
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