I am going to publically ask my question because I'm sure someone else will have the same question.
Before I go through all of the name change thing I am looking forward to my taxes. My FI and I currently live together, but I claim head of household because my children are not his. When we get married can I still claim head of househild if we file separtely?
The reason I ask is because all of my childrens' tuition expenses/ finacial aid is based on my income. I'm already stretching it being able to qualify for aid so I know if we file jointly the aid is out of the window. I don't want to do a name change, file head of household and trigger an audit. Thanks Accountant knotties for your free informtion LOL.