Q: What’s a mandatory disclosure on a divorce with a child? And when I’m supposed to summit the proof of income and to who?
I filed for divorce in feb. when I did the first package the family affidavit was file . The judge order mediation but her lawyer didn’t submit her affidavit till this morning which I couldn’t see till after mediation which we didn’t agree to anything! I emailed the lawyer asking her for the proof of income like the taxes and w-2 and she answer with she will provide that soon and also “ As the petitioner, your deadline to provide your mandatory disclosure was 45 days after serving the petition. As such, we will be moving to compel your compliance immediately. ” I just want to understand what that means and what I’m missing
A: Mandatory disclosure, which includes proof of income, is a reciprocal obligation for both parties. You can look online for the form which includes a list of documents required. The rule is 12.285. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
A: Both parties are required to provide mandatory disclosure to the other party. Florida Family Law Rule 12.285 states what documents are required to be provided to the other party and the time frame for production. If a party fails to provide said disclosure, the opposing party can file a motion to compel to force compliance. This is what the opposing attorney has done. You can also file a motion to compel if your wife has not provided you her documents required by the rule.
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