Both divorced parents must provide tax documents if the divorce occurred after the end of the income period requested for. For example, if we request for tax documents pertaining to income earned in 2019 and your parents had their divorce finalized in 2020, then both parents’ tax documents pertaining to income earned in 2019 must be submitted.

If the divorce occurred before or during the income period requested for, then income documents pertaining to the non-custodial parent need not be submitted. For example, if we request for tax documents pertaining to income earned in 2019 but your parents had their divorce finalized in 2018, then tax documents pertaining to income earned in 2019 for the non-custodial parent need not be submitted. However, the non-custodial parent must provide information on alimony and child support payments made in 2019.

In the case of separated parents (i.e. not officially divorced but living separately), we require income documents from both parents.