If we do not fill out the financial disclosure forms would we be in contempt of court?
05/11/2007 - Category:Divorce - Child Custody - State: IN #4462
We are involved in a child custody case and have been given a disclosure form to fill out. Our lawyer, who has been involved in this case had a conflict of interest and dropped us, leaving us with out any legal recourse. We have seen other lawyers to take the case, but they won't take it, as it is too involved and they don't want to take on another lawyers case. One lawyer said that we did not have to fill out the financial questions and one said we did. Our objection to the financial disclosure was that the opponent would disclose this info to the general public and we would rather keep that confidential. We have no objections to the other lawyer knowing, just her client. The question is will we be in contempt of court if we don't disclose it. Another question is do you know of any other lawyer in Indiana. The child has an guardian adlibum, who we feel is with us in this matter and if we don't pursue it, the child loses her and this puts him in a very bad situation.
Your relationship to the child at issue is unclear. In most custody and support proceedings, persons are required to disclose financial information in order for the parties to make an agreement or a judge to decide the best interests of the child. You should seek the advice of a local attorney, however, for your specific questions.
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05/11/2007 - Category: Child Custody - State: IN #4462
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