Form E Disclosure Guidance Dos and Don’ts
You may have heard the court officials, a judge or lawyer referring to the Form E. this is a form in which you’re required to fill out your financial information. It might be lengthy but you’re required to go a good number of the pages though not all of the sections maybe applicable to you.
You must be able to fill this form, send it back to the court and send your Ex a copy all within a period of 35 days.
You might think of this as a lot of time but it does fly very fast. To make sure that you’re in great books with the court, here are some of the tips that you can use when filling out Form E and some of the things that you should not do.
One of the key things that you have to do is be truthful. In the event that you don’t disclose all your assets and finances truthfully, you risk the court not believing any other information that you may offer them even if this might be true. The end result could be a ruling that might not be in your favour.
Take your time.
For most people, the form is very lengthy. It has five sections and collecting and filling in all the information may be quite time consuming. However, to be able to go through this comprehensively and accurately, it is advised that you fill it one section at a time.
There are some things that you should pay attention to like the shaded boxes. These are key in ensuring that you attach the right documents on the form and the right places to attach them. This ensures that you give the court officials an easy time and you also have an orderly form that shows the court your compliance.
Fill all the required parts.
The form has a number of sections. Make sure you feel parts A, B, C and parts of D where it is applicable for you. You can feel free to fill in N/A (not applicable) where your instance does not apply. It is that simple. Keep in mind that honesty should be practiced when filling any of these sections.
For the sake of making sure that you’re filled out form is readable, you’re meant to leave out spaces. This can be done by leaving out a single empty box to separate two words or any other input that might require the same.
Marking the choices.
Well most people might know this but it would not hurt to repeat just in case to make sure that everyone is at par. If you’re dealing with a place where you have to make a choice and indicate the same in a box, you’re meant to do this using and X’ mark.
Sign the Declaration.
In part C of the form, you’re meant to sign on the declaration. However, the signature has to be within the box and not outside. This is a mistake that commonly appears. Remember you’re trying to pass your best attitude and behaviour and a lot can be said by how you fill the form.
There are chances that you may make mistake. Should this happen, how you correct that mistake is very important for retaining the integrity of the document. To correct the error, you can either use correcting fluid but make sure you use this sparingly and if not that then you can carefully score through the error and write the correct answer in the remaining space.
You should be keen not to make too many mistakes as this can raise question.
Fill in all the necessary parts.
It is necessary that you fill in all the necessary areas that are applicable to you. Failure to do this beats the sense of you having to fill it in the first place and you may have to redo the whole thing again.
To make your application meaningful and send out the best image of you, you have to make sure that you have to make sure you don’t do.
The first is that you should not write over the edges of the box. Try as much as possible to stay within the boxes.
Make sure that you don’t stick any stamps or stickers on the completed form. You should also not include any featured addresses. This may cause the processing to delay.
With that in mind, you should not have a lot of trouble completing Form E especially now that you know what you’re meant to do and not to do.