Mandatory Disclosure

Mandatory disclosure requires that the parties to a family law dispute disclose financial, medical, business, and contractual information to the opposing party and the court. This includes, but is not limited to, tax records, invoices, and copies of contracts. A client may be required to provide records for the preceding three months, three years, or more depending on the kind of documentation requested. The Law of Office of Robert W. Bauer, P.A. pledges to assist our clients in navigating the often tedious and time-consuming process of compliance. However, it is incumbent upon the client to cooperate fully and to the best of their ability to provide the records necessary to comply with mandatory disclosure. Failing to produce the requested documentation will be detrimental to the outcome of the client's case and will substantially increase attorney's fees.

It is necessary for our clients to be forthcoming with their financial information, as each individual client demonstrates unique financial practices making it impossible for our office to predict the kind of unique inquiries we may need to make into a client's financial affairs. Furthermore, we ask that our clients present their financial information in a way that is organized and clear. A lack of organization and clarity in presenting financial information will only increase attorney's fees, as we will have to sift through and make sense of the financial information before determining if and to what degree that information satisfies compliance. The Law Office of Robert W. Bauer, P.A. aims to keep our client's legal fees as low as possible, and part of accomplishing this goal is your active participation and cooperation in prompt, organized, and clear compliance.