A divorce is rarely ever simple, especially when you’re dealing with children, high assets, properties, businesses or retirement savings plans. While you can never really prepare for the emotional stress a divorce can bring, you can make your life easier by organizing and copying important documents. Below is a list of what you may need:
- Marital or separation agreements: Collect your prenuptial, postnuptial, or separation agreements that you have executed with your spouse
- Evidence of your monthly expenses: This includes mortgage payments, rent, car payments, utility bills, loan payments, monthly payments on your credit cards and more
- Tax returns: You need your last two years of income tax returns. If you filed separately, you need to get a copy of your spouse’s returns as well
- Pay stubs: Grab the last two months of pay stubs for both you and your spouse, as well as evidence of any bonuses
- Record of other income: You need evidence of income from sources such as rental properties
- Record of debts: Provide evidence of loans you have taken out individually or jointly
- Record of your savings accounts: Whether they are at a bank, credit union, or other type of savings association
- Securities: Get copies of any stocks, bonds, and certificates of deposits
- Real estate documents: You need a copy of the title to your home, as well as mortgage documents and lease agreements
- A list of the property you own: Includes furniture, artwork, jewelry, clothing, dishes, books, rugs, and other home furnishings
- A list of items removed from your home: If either of you have already moved out of your marital home, you need to prepare a list of any items that were taken
- Retirement documents: Statements that deal with your 401K, ESOP, and pension plans
- Estate planning documents: Wills, trusts, power of attorneys, health care directives, or any other estate planning documents
- Insurance documents: Life insurance, auto insurance, healthcare insurance, income insurance, etc.
- Vehicle titles: Cars, boats, motorcycles, ATVs, or airplanes.
- Business documents: Includes any business documents from any businesses in which either of you has any percentage of ownership.
If you need help with your divorce, please contact our Altamonte Springs divorce attorney at the Law Office of Russell S. Hershkowitz, L.L.C. to discuss your case. Call (407) 753-4111 or contact us online for a free consultation today.