One of the first tasks you will work on with your Attorney and Paralegal will be the preparation of your Comprehensive Financial Statement. During a dissolution (divorce) proceeding, "discovery" is required according to local court rules. Pursuant to DuPage County Local Court Rules, within 30 days of the filing of the Respondent's general appearance or the first responsive pleading in any proceeding for dissolution (divorce) of marriage or legal separation, each party shall serve upon all parties entitled to notice, a completed "Comprehensive Financial Statement," with all corroborating documents.
A Comprehensive Financial Statement is used to determine both parties' assets, debts, monthly living expenses and any nonmarital property that exists. A Comprehensive Financial Statement also includes the parties' income from all sources, health insurance coverage and any assets transferred.