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Best Way To Divorce USA Step 4

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Preliminary Disclosure:


The Petitioner’s Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure must be served within 60 days of the filing of the Petition and the Respondent’s within 60 days of the filing of the Response. 

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Best Way To Divorce: Step 2 – Preliminary Disclosure


Declaration of Disclosure and Schedule of Assets and Debts:

The Preliminary Disclosure documents include a Declaration of Disclosure (FL-140) and Schedule of Assets and Debts (FL-142). In addition, the Petitioner must provide their spouse with copies of all tax returns he/she filed within the last 2 years.  


Respondent must also serve Preliminary Disclosures on the Petitioner within 60 days:

The Respondent must also serve Preliminary Disclosures on the Petitioner within 60 days of filing a response.  

It makes sense to begin discussing financial settlement as soon as both spouses have exchanged their preliminary declaration of disclosure.  

You will not be able to obtain a divorce without completing your financial disclosures. You may be subject to sanctions (fines), and may even lose the assets you refuse to disclose.  

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The information and videos on this guide applies to England and Wales only. The law may be different if you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. We have simplified things in this guide. Please don’t rely on this guide as a complete statement of the law. We recommend you try and get advice from the sources we have suggested.