In Colorado, family law matters involving finances require that you complete a financial affidavit. This is known as the Sworn Financial Statement. If you have additional accounts, such as retirement, stock, or separate property, you also fill out a Supporting Schedule. Once you fill out these documents, you provide proof of the numbers you provide with supporting documents such as bank statements, tax returns, and pay stubs. A whole list of required financial disclosures is set forth in the State’s Form 35.1, which can be accessed here.
Colorado also requires that you submit a Certificate of Compliance to the Court, along with your Sworn Financial Statement and your Supporting Schedule (if applicable). This Certificate lets the Court know that you disclosed documents to the other party that support the numbers you put down in your Sworn Financial Statement and Supporting Schedule.
Generally, financial disclosures are not submitted to the Court directly. Only the Sworn Financial Statement, Supporting Schedule, and Certificate of Compliance are submitted.
If you need help with filling out a Sworn Financial Statement, we can help. We offer unbundled services (consultation on an hourly basis) as well as full representation (if you want a lawyer to take over your case).
Please note that this page is intended to be informational and should not substitute legal advice on your family law matter.