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I can only think of two things.

1. The ex screwed up and should have filed as Single (or H of H if kids are involved).
2. Son is mistaken about the details of the divorce and the divorce is not yet final.

In either case, the skills of the H&R kid are suspect. If they're divorced, the filing status of the ex spouse is irrelevant. It only matters if they are married filing separately. And then only in the determination of itemized or standard deduction.

--Peter
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