Next, you and your spouse each must prepare a Financial Statement (it’s mandatory) within 42 days of filing the Petition (joint filers) or after the Petition is served (single filers). If you don’t quite meet the deadline, don’t expect a bomb to drop. You might just get your spouse to “nudge” you. At the very least, if the court schedules a “Status Conference,” you’ll want to make sure you complete this step before the court date. Note, you must provide accurate information – a failure to do so could result in serious consequences.
Quick Tip: If your spouse is not a Hello Divorce subscriber they can print and fill out blank PDF’s from our site using a free starter membership. They are also welcomed to sign up for their own paid membership if they would like to use our guided interviews for these forms.
File & Serve
DIY Pro members click here to send us a note that you’re ready to file and serve. Then, skip to Step 3 to see what’s next.
DIY’ers: You now have your Step 2 Forms:
- Mandatory Disclosure – Exchange but do not file (JDF 1125)
- Certificate of Compliance (JDF 1104)
- Sworn Financial Statement (JDF 1111)
- If applicable, Supporting Schedules for Assets (JDF 1111SS)
- Review forms carefully (you can make changes directly to the form)
- Sign and date all forms
- Make at least two copies
- Send a copy of all Step 2 documents to your spouse
- File only JDF 1104 and JDF 1111
- Include a self-addressed-stamped-envelope if filing by US Mail
Congrats, Step 2 is COMPLETE!
We know that was a lot of work. But hang in there! You’re making great progress. Sometimes the court will ‘auto’ schedule an initial “Status Conference.” Don’t panic, while this is inconvenient, it’s not a hearing where you’re slinging mud at each other. Learn more about how to prepare for a Status Conference, here.