You should inform your attorney about what your research and/or telephone calls uncovered.
I agree with attorney Rose regarding the fact that there is, in practice, no real "penalty" for lying on a financial affidavit.
However, you and your attorney can certainly work together to discredit former spouses' testimony (at any future hearing or trial) regarding the figures he disclosed in the "income" and "assets" section of his financial affidavit.
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Assuming the affidavit is signed under oath (whiich the rules require), it's theoretically perjury, which is a third-degree felony and carries a prison sentence of up to five years. But I say "theoretically" because, over my many years as a family law attorney, I can't count the number of times I've proven that someone lied on a financial affidavit, and not once have charges been brought by the police or the State Attorney's Office.
But, yes, you should inform your attorney.
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I agree with Attorney Rose.
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