In Re Marriage of Carlton v. D’Allessandro


111 Cal.Rptr.2d 329 (CA Ct. App., 2001)


Court cannot order an unwilling spouse to file a joint return.

See also: Leftwich v. Leftwich, 442 A.2d 139 (D.C. App. 1982); Matlock v. Matlock, 750 P. 2d 1145 (Okla. Ct. App. 1988); Trial court cannot compel parties to execute a joint tax return, although it can take the tax consequences into consideration.

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