What documentation and information do I need to gather for the divorce proceedings?
Gathering the necessary documentation and information is a crucial step in preparing for divorce proceedings. Here’s a list of some important documents and information you may need to gather:
Marriage Certificate: Proof of your legal marriage.
Financial Records: W-2 forms, tax returns, bank statements, investment account statements including retirement account information (401Ks, IRAs, pensions, etc…).
Real Estate Documents: Deeds, mortgage statements, and property tax records for all real estate owned.
Loan Statements: Information on outstanding debts, including mortgages, car loans, credit cards, and personal loans.
Business Records: If you or your spouse own a business, gather financial statements and business-related documents.
List of Personal Property: Make an inventory of valuable assets such as vehicles, jewelry, artwork, electronics, etc.
Real Estate Information: Details about any properties owned, including purchase price, current value, and outstanding mortgage balance.
Ownership Documents: Titles or deeds for properties and vehicles.
Debts and Liabilities: Make a list of all outstanding debts, including credit cards, loans, and other liabilities.
Expenses: Create a detailed budget that outlines your monthly expenses, including household expenses, childcare, education costs, and medical expenses.
Child information: Gather any information related to your children’s schedule, school activities, and extracurricular involvement, child expenses, health insurance, or any other child-related expenses.
Legal Documents: Any existing court orders or legal agreements related to the family, such as restraining orders or protective orders.
By Jennifer Griffin|2023-09-26T21:45:51+00:00September 26th, 2023|Divorce|Comments Off on What documentation and information do I need to gather for the divorce proceedings?