Los Angeles Divorce Cases Now Require 2 Years Of Tax Returns

A major part of going through divorce in California is disclosure.  The disclosure process consists of serving your spouse with information related to your income and a detailed list of all the assets and debts.

This is known as the Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure and is a mandatory step in the California divorce process.

The disclosure process for those living in Los Angeles County has recently changed.  The disclosure laws have changed and you are now required to serve the last 2 years of tax returns on your spouse when preparing your financial disclosures.  This was not necessary in the past.

There was a forms update this July and the language to the Declaration of Disclosure changed.  When you complete the Declaration Regarding Service of Disclosure and Income and Expense Declaration, there is a check box that now includes the fact that you have served on the other party all tax returns filed by the party in the two years before service of the preliminary disclosures.

In the past, the parties tax returns were not required to be served on the other party during a divorce case.  Some other counties had been doing this for a while, so I am not sure if the law was already in place and the forms were not updated yet, but there had not been any talk about it one way or the other.

Obviously, the courts are adding the tax returns to the disclosure process to make sure the parties are aware of the income each of the spouses earn.

So how does this affect divorce cases that are amicable or uncontested?  Well, not too much.  If you are going through an uncontested divorce and are trying to work things out, you won’t have a problem in this area of tax returns.  In fact, all that has to happen is that one party supplies the tax returns and then they are served on both parties.

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Use Your Tax Return For Your Santa Clarita Divorce

Use Your Tax Return For Your Santa Clarita Divorce

If I had a dollar for every advertisement that is telling folks to use their tax return for their divorce, I would be a rich man.

There is a reason why divorce attorneys advertise heavy during tax season. It is because they are fully aware of the high costs of attorney representation when going through divorce.

So I will be the exception and say not to use your tax return for your divorce. Don’t spend your hard earned money on hiring an attorney.

Instead, be smart, and use our divorce document preparation service and save most of your tax return and go on a vacation or pay off some bills. The last thing you should do is spend all of your tax return on an attorney or go further into debt.

Yes, there is a way to get divorced and not spend a small fortune. We have been providing affordable divorce services in Los Angeles County and helping clients save money on their divorce.

It is our goal to help our clients save money. We do this by providing a flat fee service and providing excellent client service.

Our flat fee service includes providing you with information about how divorce works, the divorce process, providing free mediation services through the court and helping you understand what it is going to take to complete your divorce.

We want you to understand the divorce process and get you through it as painless and with as little cost as possible.

We have been successfully helping our clients complete their divorce and providing a valuable service here in Santa Clarita.

We are here to tell you to save your tax return and spend just a little of it as necessary if your are going to use it for your divorce. There is no need to blow it on costly attorneys.

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