The single most important document you’ll sign during a divorce

The Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts mandates all parties to file a Financial Statement prior to obtaining a divorce. The Financial Statement requires each party to list all their income, expenses, assets and liabilities.  Whether you are amicably separating or filing a contested divorce complaint, neither you nor your soon-to-be-ex-spouse can divorce without completing and signing this Financial Statement.

The Financial Statement is signed under the pains and penalties of perjury.  If your Financial Statement is inaccurate, deceptive, or misleading, you will significantly undermine your credibility with your Judge.  This could affect your divorce case and even affect any future modification or contempt actions.  If you are represented by an attorney, he/she must also sign your Financial Statement, certifying that it is accurate to the best of his/her knowledge.

Completing your Financial Statement can be a daunting and confusing process.  If you are thinking of filing for divorce, or already in the process, the attorneys at Ryan Faenza Carey can assist you in completing this important and necessary Statement.  Please contact our office at (508) 668-9112 to speak with one of our attorneys.

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