Laura Gottlieb discusses whether someone should file a joint tax return with their estranged spouse:
In general, it is usually better to file a joint tax return with your spouse. In certain situations, it is not. If you believe the joint tax return does not accurately reflect the actual income earned, it is important to discuss this with your attorney or another trusted professional. It is always good advice for anyone signing a tax return to do so only after carefully reviewing and understanding every line of it.
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