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Child'S Medical Expenses - Living With Divorced Spouse

A noncustodial parent does not lose the right to claim the child's medical expenses (health insurance, doctors, dentists prescription drugs etc.)as a itemized deduction on IRS Schedule A if both the custodial and noncustodial parent together provide more than half of the support of the child and either had custody for at least six months during the year.

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