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My husband and I have been separated for 4 years now. And we are ready to file for a divorce now. We have already parted our ways and have started moving on with our lives. The divorce is mutually agreed upon. And there are no assets to be divided at all. Our properties are all separate now. Should we still fill out all our separate assets on the divorce paperwork?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

In California

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No, not at all

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That's the main thing

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Thank you for your question. It's good that you have divided all your assets and that everything is separate. That makes things easier. Unfortunately though, Cal requires Schedule of Assets and Debts (Form FL-142), whereby each party must declare all assets and debts, including community and separate property, to the other. According to Cal law, the Schedule of Assets and Debts is one of the forms you must exchange with your spouse in your financial declarations of disclosure. It is a requirement for divorces and legal separations. This has to be done to complete your divorce.

You can use anything you have from insurance forms to help you get started, such as a schedule of insured property.

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