Is it necessary to return to the prior year tax returns for individuals in order to uncouple them following divorce or separation in the current tax year?

The firm I am with informed me that to uncouple the tax returns of married or common-law partners, I had to return to the prior-returns on our files to make this work.  The problem is that once the carry-forward option is used, the couple's marital status is maintained as married even though this is not their status for the current year.  Further testing has revealed that this conclusion may not be correct since the uncouple option under File can still be used for the current tax year.  What is the best course of action to follow here.

Doc Holiday

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