Are you required to disclose bank accounts of closed accounts during a divorce?

When a divorce case is initiated and there’s some sort of money involved for equitable distribution then the law requires certain financial information to be exchanged between the parties.

What are mandatory disclosures?

Mandatory Disclosures will allow you to request the other spouse to provide certain banking information regardless of whether they closed it when the divorce was still in process or if it was closed a few years ago. In the state of Florida, you can request all of the bank statements within a certain timeframe, or you can go back to several years depending on its relevance to your case and allegations.

All in all, Mandatory disclosures will allow you to obtain banking or financial information from the other spouse from many years ago, as long as it is available and is relevant to both parties’ divorce proceedings.

What happens if the other spouse does not want to cooperate?

You will need to speak with your attorney to issue a “subpoena”. This subpoena would require the bank to provide the bank information that you need from your spouse within a certain time frame and several procedures.


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