About this Template:
When to Use: You and your spouse must exchange written information about your income, expenses, debts, and property.
Why: The court requires you and your spouse to provide detailed financial facts to each other via the following four forms. The first three forms are not filed with the court, but exchanged with your spouse. The last one is filed with the court. Gathering and recording the information can be daunting and these templates can help. Accuracy and completeness is especially important because if you leave out any required information, the court can set aside your property division.
1. Declaration of Disclosure
When to Use: You are providing the forms to your spouse, this is a cover sheet stating that all of the required forms and statements are attached.
2. Income and Expense Declaration
When to Use: You have gathered information about your employment and salary, as well as your monthly expenses and are ready to document it.
3. Schedule of Assets and Debts
When to Use: After a thorough assessment of what you own and what you owe, you can provide a specific description of any assets (real estate, bank accounts) and any debts (credit card debt, student loans.)
4. Declaration Regarding Service of Declaration of Disclosure and Income and Expense Declaration
When to Use: This form lets the court know that you have completed all of the disclosure forms and had someone serve them on your spouse. This is filed with the court.