You Have 10 days to Produce Your Family Law Financial Affidavit.
If you have been served with a Motion for Enforcement or Contempt and financial circumstances are relevant, the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure state that you must provide a financial affidavit within 10 days.
Conversely, if you need relief because an ex-spouse is in contempt for failure to pay child support or alimony, your attorney can seek that a fully completed financial affidavit is provided within that same short time frame.
Rule 12.287 Financial Affidavits in Enforcement and Contempt Proceedings specifically states:
“Any party in an enforcement or contempt proceeding may serve upon any other party a written request to file and serve a financial affidavit if the other party’s financial circumstances are relevant in the proceeding. The party to whom the request is made shall file and serve the requested financial affidavit within 10 days after the service of the written request. The court may allow a shorter or longer time. The financial affidavit shall be in substantial conformity with Florida Family Law Form 12.901(d) (Short Form), all sections of which shall be completed.”
Updated recent financial disclosure can be a great tool in receiving relief and appropriate and proper awards from the court. Sometimes you may need more documentation such as tax returns, pay stubs, or bank statements which would require a formal discovery request.
Pates Law Group can assist you in your contempt and enforcement issues. Call us today!