The court requires that a “Declarations of Disclosure” be completed in all California divorces. Normally, preliminary Declarations of Disclosure are exchanged after the Respondent is served with the Summons and Petition at the start of the case.
The court requires that a “Declarations of Disclosure” be completed in all California divorces.
Final Declarations of Disclosure are usually required to be exchanged 45 days before the first trial date or at the time that a settlement agreement is filed with the court.
What is in Declarations of Disclosure?
Completion of the Schedule of Assets and Debts and the Income and Expense Declaration are the most time-consuming aspects of the disclosure declarations, and it is something you should begin working on promptly, as you will be required to gather various deeds, bank statements, credit card statements, etc.
It is also very important for these forms to be filled out accurately and to give a lot of thought to the information you put down, as this information may be used in the future to cross-examine you in court and to call into question the expenses and/or your income.
Get Help with Declarations of Disclosure
You may quickly feel like you are in over your head. Don’t hesitate to rely on your divorce lawyer to help with these forms, but understand it’s up to you to provide all the necessary documents and to provide accurate information to your attorney so that they can properly prepare these forms.
Contact Bohm Wildish today to get assistance with Declarations of Disclosure. Our team of expert attorneys will guide you through the process of completing the Declarations of Disclosure so you can proceed to your first trial date or settle your case.