Divorce is never easy. When you select an attorney to represent you, he or she understands that. Your attorney and legal staff will guide you through the process. This is a list of the information your attorney’s office will need in order to protect your interests and prepare the necessary forms.
– Your full legal names, including maiden name of the wife.
– Your current address, and previous addresses. Be prepared to at least furnish your most recent previous address.
– Telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail address in order to reach you.
– Current contact information for your spouse.
– Social security numbers, dates and places of birth for you and your spouse.
– Place of your employment, how long employed there, salary.
– Employment information for you and your spouse.
– Provide any military service information for either spouse.
– Date and place of your marriage.
– How many prior marriages for both you and your spouse.
– Regarding children born of current marriage, their names, ages, dates of birth, and where they presently reside.
– List any retirement plans, pensions, IRA accounts, CDs for either spouse.
Tip! Ensuring that your teens have support from friends and family. Research suggests that support from extended members of your family and community can make a world of difference when it comes to having your teens successfully survive a divorce.
– Personal health insurance information and note which spouse is carrying it.
– List all other life, mortgage and personal property insurance coverages.
– A list of marital assets, including real estate, bank accounts, personal property owned by both.
– A list of non-marital assets, including real estate, bank accounts, personal property (this is property owned individually by you or your spouse).
– A list of liabilities, or debts, for both spouses. This includes loans, mortgages, and credit card balances.