Hillsborough, NJ asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey

Q: My husband and I are divorcing and have drafted a settlement agreement outlining all issues concerning the children,

property division, debts, etc. Neither party is requesting spousal support or child support.Given this, do we still need to complete all of the financial information requested on the case information statement. I know generally they are used to determine/outline issues of spousal or child support, but since those aren't issues here, is it necessary to fully complete the financial info requested or can we just file the CIS with the basic info and copies of our tax returns?

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
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  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: If you and your husband have prepared a formal settlement agreement resolving all issues outstanding ( as opposed to a document "outlining" same), in filing your respective pleadings with the court, you and your husband can simply seek enforcement of the settlement agreement and let the court know ( once the matter is assigned to a particular judge) that the matter is settled and you and your husband simply want an uncontested hearing date to put through your divorce. You will then submit the signed agreement to the court so that the court has an original of the signed agreement in its file for scheduling purposes.

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Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger
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  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Thank you for your question. If there is no alimony or child support obligations you can complete the CIS with the basic information and tax returns. If you have children, I would strongly recommend filling a complete CIS because you will need to include the CIS filed with the court with any future enforcement motions or for any requests for college contribution. Best of luck.

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