Ann Arbor, MI asked in Divorce and Family Law for Virginia

Q: in a non-community property state, can a spouse obtain your finances for dates post-separation? How is it relevant?

Ongoing divorce, assets are completely separate, both parties worked and have their own accounts. Wife is now seeking my financial information post-date of separation to present. How is that relevant?

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Jessica Wildeus
Jessica Wildeus
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: During a divorce, many couples go through a process called equitable distribution, which is essentially the division of any property owned during the marriage. One or both spouses may also request spousal support (alimony) or child support.

Obtaining financial documents, especially income information, will be relevant to determining spousal or child support as those calculations are based on the income of the parties, among other factors. Those documents will also be relevant to equitable distribution - however, this can be a complex process, so if you and your spouse are dividing your assets as part of your divorce, you should consult with an attorney.

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