Once you feel emotionally prepared to move forward with a divorce and are certain it is the right choice for your future, you will have to collect certain pertinent documents that will help facilitate the process. The better you prepare yourself for your divorce, the smoother and more efficient it will be. We compiled a list of some documents you should gather, but it is important to remember that no two divorces are identical and, as such, some of the documents you need may vary.
Preparing for Your Divorce
In addition to being a highly emotional process, divorce also involves a lot of paperwork and organized financial records. One of the best things you can do for yourself at this time is to collect as many documents as you can in preparation for your divorce.
Below are some of the documents you may need to collect:
- Income tax returns for at least the past five years
- A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, if applicable
- Proof of current income
- Bank statements
- Stock portfolios and options
- Pension statements and retirement account statements
- Property tax statements
- Health insurance policies
- Credit card statements
- Life insurance policies
- Homeowner’s insurance policies
- Personal property appraisals
- Wills and trusts
- List of property owned prior to the marriage
- List of personal property, such as jewelry, furniture, artwork, etc.
If you have more substantial or complex assets, such as a business, you may need to gather additional documents in preparation for your divorce.
Discuss the Details of Your Divorce Case with One of Our Skilled Family Law Attorneys
If you are getting divorced from your spouse, you will need an experienced family law attorney on your side to provide skilled legal guidance and help you protect your assets and interests. At Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC, our attorneys can help you navigate the obstacles you may face as you move forward, so you can efficiently put an end to your marriage and move forward with your life.
Get started on dissolving your marriage and reach out to our law office at (731) 256-0023 to set up a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team to discuss your divorce.