Sample Page from Florida's Family Law financial Affidavit

Commonly asked Questions about Florida’s Family Law Financial Affidavit

If you are preparing to file or have recently filed for a dissolution of marriage or paternity petition you have come across the financial affidavit.  This document can be very intimidating, it requests a lot of personal financial information.  If you are feeling overwhelmed you are not alone, here are some common questions we are asked.

Why do I need to fill this out?

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Child Support Modification

People change jobs, hours are cut, and as we have seen in the news recently sometimes pay is delayed altogether. When funds are tight it is normal to assess your finances, including your child support obligation. However, a change in income does not necessary mean your child support will change. Start by assessing your child support obligation. The Child Support Guidelines...

Coverage Counsel: What you Should Know.

You arrive at the courthouse for your hearing and your attorney is not there. Instead of the person you hired there is someone there who says they are covering for your attorney. Why does this happen? Attorneys use coverage attorneys for various reasons. There are times when attorneys are double booked and must choose between cancelling a hearing or arranging coverage. Most attorneys have to hire coverage at least once in a while, family and medical emergencies come...

Ways to Prove Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction is an essential part of filing for a divorce and something that people may take for granted. However, if you have just moved to Florida or have lived somewhere else, it can be a challenge. In order to file in Florida you must have lived in the state for a least six months and intend to reside here permanently. These are the most common ways to prove jurisdiction.

Most judges will ask to prove jurisdiction by reviewing the Florida driver's license of the person who filed...