DID YOU KNOW BY ATTORNEY F.M. ZAVALA
FINANCIAL DECLARATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED IN CHILD SUPPORT AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT HEARINGS
Under Los Angeles County Superior Court Local Rule 5.9, at every hearing concerning a Request for Child or Spousal Support, the parties must completely fill in all blanks on the Income
and Expense Declaration, as required by California Rules of Court, rule 5.92. If a party claims that a previously-filed financial declaration is “current” within the meaning of California Rules of Court, rule 5.427(d), a copy must be attached to the moving or responding papers.
In addition to the schedules and pay stubs required to be attached to the Income and Expense
Declaration, the parties must bring to the hearing copies of state and federal income tax returns
(including all supporting schedules) and all loan applications (whether or not the loan was granted) for the last two years.