If I am filing for a divorce pro-se, and a Settlement Agreement has already been signed by both parties, is a Financial Affidavit still required? If so, does one or both parties have to complete the Financial Affidavit?
We both agreed to leave the marriage with what we came into it with. We have no shared bank accounts, real estate or children.
1 Answer from Attorneys
That answer depends on the county, the judge and what assets and debts you have. If an affidaviot is needed both parties must do one.
It is extremely dangerous to do a divorce pro se given the potential pitfalls and the very low cost of having a lawyer handle it. If you do wish to do it pro se, courts highly recommend that you have a lawyer either draft or review the paperwork, and it is a very bad idea to use preprinted forms rather than a document customized to your case.