I am getting ready to file... and I have some questions. First of all, I am filing after 5 years of residency.
I have been living in the US since I was 14. I got pregnant at 17, married and had my daughter when I was 18. Long story short... I have struggled financially while trying to finish my college education, and so, when my husband and I separated, our daughter stayed with him. I am currently living with family. I have daily contact with her through the phone and skype, send money every month, and is in our plans that she comes to live with me for a few years once I finish my college education.
1) Should I send every single bank statement of her account that I have, or just 3-4? I have been sending money for over a year now.
2) While my husband (he is not my ex-husband) and I have been able to remain amicable, he is not the kind of person to love doing things for others sooo... I typed the "letter from the parent who cares for your child(ren)" for him. I am about to mail it to him so he can read it and sign it (he prefers doing it this way.) Can you guys let me know what you think of it?
1111 XYZ Ave
XYZ, ZZ 00000
To Whom It May Concern,
Caroline Smith and I, Steven Smith, currently share joint custody of our daughter, Andrea Smith.
Because we have not divorced, and we were able to amicably agree on the terms of our daughter’s custody from the beginning, Caroline and I do not have an official child custody court order.
Andrea is currently living with me at the address listed above. I solely claimed her as my dependent on my 2013 and my 2014 tax return.
Caroline maintains regular contact with Andrea. She also deposits money into an account from which I am able to withdraw money from every month.