billythakid:Specifically, my understanding is that this requires the following of me: - For Federal Taxes, if I file as married filing separately, to include all [x] children as my dependents;
Again, she's wrong on the tax law issue. A court order making her the "sole managing conservator" has absolutely no effect regarding which parent may claim the dependent exemption under federal tax law. She really needs to get advice from a tax lawyer. Many family law attorneys do know tax law very well, unfortunately, and it's a bad idea to take tax advice from anyone not expert in tax law.