Be Honest – One of the key things that you have to do is be truthful. In the event that you don’t disclose all your assets and finances truthfully, you risk the court not believing any other information that you may offer them even if this might be true. The end result could be a ruling that might not be in your favour.
Take your Time – For most people, the form is very lengthy. It has five sections and collecting and filling in all the information may be quite time consuming. However, to be able to go through this comprehensively and accurately, it is advised that you fill it one section at a time.
There are some things that you should pay attention to like the shaded boxes. These are key in ensuring that you attach the right documents on the form and the right places to attach them. This ensures that you give the court officials an easy time and you also have an orderly form that shows the court your compliance.
Be thorough – In part C of the form, you’re meant to sign on the declaration. However, the signature has to be within the box and not outside. This is a mistake that commonly appears. Remember you’re trying to pass your best attitude and behaviour and a lot can be said by how you fill the form. The form has a number of sections. Make sure you feel parts A, B, C and parts of D where it is applicable for you. You can feel free to fill in N/A (not applicable) where your instance does not apply. It is that simple. Keep in mind that honesty should be practiced when filling any of these sections.
1. Do Provide Accurate and Complete Information:
2. Do Attach Supporting Documents:
3. Do Seek Professional Advice:
4. Do Use the Additional Information Section:
5. Do Be Transparent:
1. Don’t Delay Submission:
2. Don’t Assume Equality in Asset Division:
3. Don’t Forget Future Needs:
Don’t: Overlook considerations for future financial needs, especially if there are dependent children involved. The goal is to create a fair and sustainable financial arrangement for all parties involved.
4. Don’t Neglect Legal Advice:
5. Don’t Engage in Hiding or Manipulating Assets: