When first meeting with your divorce attorney, it’s important you’re prepared with a number of documents pertaining to your marriage, your financials and any evidence of cruelty, adultery, substance abuse or any other proven grounds.
What to Bring:
• Personal information (you and your spouse’s full names, names
of you children, dates of birth, places of birth, etc.)
• A copy of any premarital agreements created before the marriage
• Statements showing evidence and details of you and your spouse’s income
• Copies of the last three to five years’ tax returns
• Your credit report
• Copies of all credit card statements for the past year
• Copies of your real estate warranty deed and deeds to any property
you and/or your spouse own or have purchased during the marriage.
• Documents regarding your car titles, registrations, etc.
• Photos, videos, and any evidence or proof of adultery (if this
is indeed one of your grounds for the divorce)
• Proof of extreme cruelty (if this is one of your grounds for the divorce)
• Bank account statements
• List of any belongings you want that is worth over $500.00 in value
• A current budget of your household’s living expenses
• A written list of any specific assets or debts
• Documents related to retirement plans, life insurance and any annuities
• Documents that show health, life, automobile and liability insurance
and documents with descriptions of all heath insurance benefits (medical,
• Any prior agreement on custody or visitation arrangements established
by you and your spouse
• Any written questions or concerns for your chosen attorney
It’s important to be prepared with the necessary documents when
initially meeting with your divorce attorney.