Finances and the public record.

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

In divorce cases in Palm Beach County, both parties have to fill out and file in the courthouse a financial affidavit.  This is mandatory whether you are wealthy or not.  A financial affidavit is a sworn statement as to all your assets, debts, bank accounts, credit card debt, mortgages, loans, income, securities and more.  Anyone can access the court file on you and learn about your financial situation.

Financial affidavits and marital settlement agreements are filed with the court for all to see as part of the public record.  Third parties can ascertain the division of marital assets and debts, whether alimony is paid or received, how much a party is to pay in child support and to whom, and in general, everything about the settlement or trial results.   Any account numbers are identified by the last four digits of the account for minimal privacy. 

For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the attorneys at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at


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