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South Carolina Supreme Court Updates Financial Declaration Form

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Apr 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

Pursuant to an Administrative Order issued on April 2, 2008, the South Carolina Supreme Court drastically overhauled the Financial Declaration that must be filed in Family Court cases.  This is the first significant change to the Financial Declaration form in almost twenty years.

I believe that this new format will prove to be much more useful once the Judges, attorneys, and parties get used to it.  It not only provides more information, but it also provides more practical, helpful information.  Some of the more significant changes are:

  • The field to include the social security number has been deleted;
  • "Husband/Father" replaces "Husband" and "Wife/Mother" replaces "Wife";
  • The "Marital Assets Addendum" section has been deleted, along with endnotes 1-4 on the previous form and endnotes 1-21 were added throughout the form to define the associated terms;
  • The following sections were added to the form: "Any Non Marital Property Claimed By You," "Financial Accounts Section," "Voluntary Retirement Accounts and Pension Accounts Section," "Publicly Held Stocks, Bonds, Securities, Mutual Funds Section (Non-Retirement)," and "Real Estate Section."

You can download a copy of the new form by clicking HERE

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J. Benjamin Stevens

Aggressive, creative, and compassionate are words Ben Stevens' colleagues freely use to describe him as a divorce and family law attorney. Ben is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and is a Board Certified Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is one of only four attorneys in South Carolina with those simultaneous distinctions. To schedule a consultation with Ben Stevens call (864) 598-9172.

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