Q: If both parties want a divorce and don’t share any assets or kids do they still have to give financial documents?
A: Yes, you do have to give financial statements. This is the only way that the court knows your financial situation and can judge whether a divorce agreement is fair.
Anthony C. Adamopoulos agrees with this answer
With respect your question suggests you know nothing about Massachusetts divorce. You may want to consult with a divorce attorney, at least on a Limited Assistance Basis, to avoid delay.
I do not know what you mean by ‘financial documents”, however, at all divorce hearings each party will have to file a Financial Statement with the required attachments.
I do not know what you mean by “no shared assets” in Massachusetts all assets are marital property and the Separation Agreement, you must present at your divorce hearing, will have to describe how marital assets will be divided.
A: Yes, the Probate & Family Court Judge needs to ascertain whether the provisions of a Separation Agreement are fair and reasonable in view of the parties' circumstances and hence, requires the completed and sworn to Financial Statements on the Court's Financial Statement form from both parties.
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