Family Law Financial Affidavit Mistake in Preparation

Asked about 2 years ago - Pompano Beach, FL

I am divorced. I own a business. In my most recent Financial Affidavit filed for a Contempt hearing, I mistakenly put my business' gross income as my gross income. This amount is what the Court used to find me in contempt. Do I have any remedy in fixing this or filing another Financial Affidavit without looking like I'm "manipulating" income?

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  1. Donald G. Criscuolo


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    Answered . Of course you have the right to file an amended financial affidavit and probably should do so with a footnote explaining the error. As far as how the court will look at that, I cannot tell without knowing more but you should not proceed with a mistaken financial affidavit.

  2. Gregory Thomas Buckley


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    Answered . You do have the right to file an amended affidavit. The court may require you to file a Motion for Leave to Amend.

  3. Robert Jason De Groot


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    Answered . This is just one axiomatic reason to hire an attorney. File an amended FA immediately, and do make a footnote explaining the mistake on the previous one.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239

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