Uniform court rules in the state of Georgia require that all participants in a divorce case involving child support, alimony, or other financial issues complete a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit (DRFA) and sign it under oath. You typically must fill out the DRFA completely and serve it upon your spouse within 15 days prior to any court hearing involving support and within 10 days of any mediation session.
Your DRFA contains a complete monthly accounting of your income and assets. You should always try to back up your answers on your DRFA with actual financial documentation, such as account statements, receipts, paycheck stubs, and income tax returns. Not only must your DRFA reflect your marital assets, but it also should contain information about your separate property, such as inheritances or gifts. Taking the time and making the effort to properly record all of your assets and expenses will save you in the long run by avoiding misstatements and inaccuracies that may work against you in any divorce hearing.
An Atlanta divorce lawyer at Shaw Law Firm can help advise you about the best course of action while your divorce is ongoing, and how a domestic relations financial affidavit form should be properly completed in your divorce case.
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Scott Shaw is founder and principle of Shaw Law Firm LLC, founded in 1995 and dedicated solely to divorce, family law and child custody matters that must be addressed and decided in the state of Georgia. Shaw Law Firm serves the greater Metro Atlanta area, particularly the counties of Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth, Paulding, Henry, Fayette, Coweta, Newton, Walton, Bartow and Douglas. Schedule a consultation today at 770-594-8309.