Your Divorce Checklist

Divorce is one of the most important transitions a person can go through in life. If you find yourself at this crossroads, don't panic or worry - We have seen many people through the divorce process and we can help you, too. 

One of the most important things you can do is to come to your free legal consultation prepared. To assist, we've drafted the following checklist of documents you should try to bring along with you:

____ Individual and business income tax returns for the past three to five years (federal, state, and local);

____ Proof of your current income;

____ Proof of your spouse's current income;

____ Prenuptial agreement;

____ Separation agreement;

____ Bank statements;

____ Certificates of deposit;

____ Pension statements;

____ Retirement account statements;

____ Trusts;

____ Stock portfolios;

____ Stock options;

____ Mortgages;

____ Property tax statements;

____ Credit card statements;

____ Loan documents;

____ Utility bills;

____ Other bills (e.g. school tuition, unreimbursed medical bills, music lessons for children, etc.);

____ Monthly budget worksheet;

____ Completed financial statements;

____ Employment contracts;

____ Benefits statements;

____ Life insurance policies;

____ Health insurance policies;

____ Homeowner's insurance policies;

____ Automobile insurance policies;

____ Personal property appraisals;

____ Real property appraisals;

____ List of personal property (including home furnishings, jewelry, artwork, computers, home office equipment, clothing and furs, etc.);

____ List of property owned by each spouse prior to marriage;

____ List of property acquired by each spouse individually by gift or inheritance during the marriage;

____ List of contents of safety deposit boxes;

____ Wills;

____ Living wills;

____ Powers of attorney;

____ Durable powers of attorney; and

____ Advance health care directives.

This list is not exhaustive but it is a great start. Book your free consultation now to speak with a legal expert abut the specifics of your divorce case. We look forward to meeting with you.