One of the most prominent questions we are asked during this time by parties in the middle of a domestic dispute is: which parent should receive the children's stimulus check issued by the government? ... The only criteria congress gave is that a parent who can legally claim the child as an exemption on their tax return would be eligible to receive that. The difficulty is that usually both parents have the right to claim a dependent during a domestic dispute. So how do we handle this when BOTH have the right to receive this?