Handy Hints (33) – Ongoing disclosure obligations

14 April 2022


OSD Presents…Handy Hints (33)

The duty of disclosure is onerous and can be, at times, overwhelming, especially for the party who has controlled or managed the finances throughout the marriage or relationship.

What may seem as a burdensome task to some is necessary to avoid allegations of “non-disclosure” which can have consequences on the non-disclosing party. Allegations of “non-disclosure” are more often than not a key issue in family law proceedings (whether they be made rightly or wrongly).

The starting point is to request or provide documents in accordance with the Family Law Rules, with the provision for further documents to be made or provided if they are relevant to an issue in dispute. Whilst the duty to disclose is broad in its meaning, the party requesting for information and/or documents should be clear, comprehensive, and ensure that what is requested is relevant to issues in dispute.

We can assist you by explaining what you need to do so please call us if you have been asked to provide disclosure and don’t know here to start.

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Family law matters can be difficult and complex. If you require any assistance with a family law dispute, always contact a legal practitioner who will be able to help.

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