Financial Disclosure Form (FDf)

Posted: 21 July, 2021


Most people overlook the importance of the financial disclosure form (FDF).   You must file an FDF with the court anytime your start a divorce, start a custody matter, or file a modification.

Judges use the financial disclosure form to make financial decisions relating to the divorce. This means the court will use it every time in a contested divorce or custody matter.   The judge uses both FDF’s to figure out child support, spousal support, temporary spousal support, attorney fees, how to divide assets, and how to divide debts.

When you fill out the form, make sure you are as accurate as possible. The form asks about your income, expenses, assets, and debts. You are signing this form under penalty of perjury. Penalties vary, and none of them are good. You must also attach three pay stubs. If you are self-employed, then you need to attach year-to-date income plus P&L statements.   Here are a few helpful videos on how to complete your financial disclosure form.

Make sure you complete your FDF correctly. Most people underestimate how important the financial disclosure form is. T hey don’t realize how closely the judge looks at this information until they’re sitting in the courtroom.

Divorce Lawyer Stacy Rocheleau discusses the use of the required Financial Disclosure Form (FDF). Visit our FDF Page to view a FDF form.