How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit?
August 16, 2006 6:55 AM Subscribe
How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit? It's for divorce court - and it's not what you think!
posted by fr0zen to Law & Government (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have to submit a financial affidavit tomarrow for my divorce hearing...I only just now realized I was required to bring one. I found the form online and because of my horrendous financial situation, when I fill it out it shows (rightly so!) that I spend over a $100 more a week than I make (I plan to take out a loan to fix that problem because it's primarily car payments that are so painful).
I don't want the judge to think I'm a bad person and I *really* don't want my soon to be ex-husband to see this statement. I'm not asking for alimony or anything - I even signed the house over to him. I just want this to be done and over with, without my ex knowing all kinds of details about my finances. It's really none of his business anymore. I would like to claim that I have less debt than I really do and that my electricity bill, etc is less than it truly is.
Would it make me a horrible person to lie? Or should I just deal with the friggin crap I'll get for being so in debt?