Once you and your spouse decide to end your marriage, you can save yourself valuable time and money by gathering information to give to us at Northpointe Law Group as your divorce lawyer. Some of the information you should provide us with may include personal, financial, and business documentation.
Certain personal records are needed during the divorce process to prove the existence of your marriage, children, and citizenship. As your divorce lawyer, we recommend that you gather and make copies of your:
- Birth certificates
- Social Security cards
- Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
If you and your spouse are legally separated, we will need a copy of this agreement, as well.
During the divorce process, you will need a variety of different documents that provide vital information about your income, savings, assets, debts, and expenses. We encourage you to gather copies of your federal and state tax returns for the past three to five years, payroll statements and pay stubs, insurance policies, real estate deeds, expense records, and any other documents pertinent to your financial situation.
If you and your spouse run a business together, you will also need to collect profit and loss statements, your business’ tax returns, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, business insurance policies, business balance sheets, and other documents relating to your company’s financial status.
At first, figuring out what information to gather and give to us at as your divorce lawyer can be overwhelming. However, we are here to help you and guide you with every aspect of the divorce process, including what documentation to collect and copy.