Preparing for Divorce
There are financial preparations anyone facing divorce should take - especially if the other spouse has managed most of the money. Below is a checklist of items generally needed by a divorce attorney to get started. Note that this is a basic list. The more assets or liabilities you have, the more is needed. How far back do you go? That depends on the circumstances. Current information is always needed. Past information for 2-3 years is a good start. Finally, any information still available close to the date of the marriage and information around the date of any separation is often needed.
- Federal and State Income Tax Returns
- Proof income: W-2’s, 1099’w, and pay stubs (year-end and current)
- Bank and Credit Card Statements
- Pension/401(k)/Investment Account Statements
- Stock certificates and info on options, bonds, mutual funds, annuities or any other financial asset
- Real estate documents including, mortgage/home equity line statements, deeds, lien information, closing statements, appraisals or market studies,
- Car, boat, motorcycle titles and any loan information
- Life insurance policies
- Information on any other debt or asset held by either party even if you think it is not marital property or only in the name of the other party
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