Financial Disclosure Form in Las Vegas
Most people overlook the importance of the financial disclosure form. It is mandatory. You must file it with the court.
Judges use the financial disclosure form any time the court must make financial decisions relating to the divorce. That means the court will use it almost every time in a contested divorce. The judge uses it to figure out divorce attorney fees, alimony, and child support.
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. (Perjury is willfully telling an untruth in court. 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.
Make sure you do this right. Most people underestimate how important the financial disclosure form is. They don’t realize how closely the judge looks at this 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.