Originally Posted by GroundedSpirit
Yep - you got it Ygirl. Nor even claim the children ! Even though we lived full time together - same legal address etc.
This I do not understand. Did you not have yourself put on their birth certificate as their father? Then I can see why... But if you did declare paternity on the birth certificates AND no one else was claiming them as dependents, then I would have to say that you got some erroneous advice from somewhere - either a lawyer, or the tax-preparer, or from some cubicle-clerk at the IRS.