Tips on Preparing a Financial Affidavit

Posted by January StramagliaMar 16, 2023

In many family and divorce cases, the court will request that the parties provide each other with their financial information and documents. According to Cook County Local Rule 13.3.2, in all proceedings where a Financial Affidavit is required, each party will need copies of filed federal and state income tax returns, most recent pay stubs showing year-to-date earnings and deductions and records of any additional income and compensation. Below is a link that provides forms that will guide you through the financial process by offering tips and instructions on how to begin filling out a Financial Affidavit. 

The "Getting Started" Financial Affidavit" form shares information on which forms are available, purpose of the forms, and information needed for the forms.

Use the "How to Complete a Financial Affidavit" form to receive detailed information on the documents used to support the Financial Affidavit, how to calculate income, and other frequently asked questions to help you get started.

The link below also provides the current Financial Affidavit form that is used court. Take a look to familiarize yourself with the documents that may be needed to supplement your Financial Affidavit. 

Financial Affidavit | Office of the Illinois Courts