What Paperwork Will I Need For Divorce?

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When you file for divorce, there are many different components that you will have to complete. This is a complicated process that requires attention to detail; furthermore, it is necessary to bring specific documentation to support your case. The team at Bez Law Firm, P.C. can help explain the paperwork necessary to file for a divorce.

Income and Financial Documents

Perhaps some of the most important documents that you will need are any in relation to your income or finances. Your attorney and the courts will need to know what your financial situation is in order to determine what is best in terms of child support, alimony, and property division. Consider locating these documents prior to meeting with your attorney:

  • Tax returns
  • Pay stubs
  • Business expenses
  • Statements of net worth
  • Financial accounts, both separate and joint
  • Debts entered into while married
  • Retirement accounts or pensions

These documents will help you reach a fair resolution.

Real Estate Paperwork

When discussing property and asset division during a divorce, one of the most important elements to discuss is real estate. You will ultimately have to decide what to do with your property, no matter how difficult the decision may be. Any documentation relating to the initial purchase, mortgage statements, and descriptions of the property are necessary.

Insurance Documentation

Another important contender in divorce is whether or not life insurance policies are involved. Statements on life insurance will detail important information that your attorney will need to know, as in certain situations these can be factored into spousal support or viewed as marital property.

What About Other Paperwork?

The above list of paperwork and documentation to provide your attorney with is not exhaustive. Each couple that files for divorce has unique circumstances and needs. If you feel as though you need to provide additional documentation in terms of property ownership or finances, consult your attorney.

California Attorneys That Can Help

Are you preparing to file for divorce and not sure what documentation you will need? An attorney from Bez Law Firm, P.C. can help answer your questions and get you ready for your divorce process.

Filing for a divorce in California? Contact us at (916) 512-8944 for a consultation.

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