What documents do I need to start my Divorce?

As you prepare to file for divorce, please obtain copies of the following documents for both you and your spouse: 

  • Tax returns for the last 3 years (personal, business, partnership, joint venture etc)
  • 3 current pay stubs
  • W-2’s 1099’s and K-1 forms for last three years
  • Last statement for 401K and pensions, IRA, Annuity,
  • Value statement for 401K
  • Copy of marriage license
  • All insurance info
  • Insurance disclosure form signed
  • Pension statements
  • Bank account statements (current)
  • Statements for certificates of deposit
  • Stock brokerage account statements
  • List of any stock held by certificate
  • Information on any employee stock option plans
  • Copy of deed to all real estate owned or a list of all properties owned by one or both of you.
  • Real estate tax bills for each property
  • Copies of all credit card statements
  • Payoff statements for mortgages or most recent mortgage bills
  • Copies of the titles to all vehicles, year make and model of the vehicles
  • Payoff statements for car loans
  • Copies of all bills (credit card, medical, school loan etc)
  • Payoff statements for any personal loans
  • List of property desired by you including furniture, fixturs, jewelry, artwork, furs, equipment, antiques and collectibles (coins, guns, stamps, gold, baseball cards, star war toys etc.)
  • List of property husband has removed
  • List of all property owned by either of you prior to your marriage.
  • List of any asset given to you by way of gift or inheritance during marriage.
  • List of all safe deposit boxes and their locations.
  • Inventory of the contents of the safe deposit boxes (take pictures if you feel appropriate)
  • List the names and ownership of any businesses, corporations, LLC’s, partnerships
  • Copy of the employment benefit book for each employer.
  • Copy of any employment contract.
  • Records of fringe benefits, bonuses, commissions, expense accounts, auto, travel, private facilities, country club, health club, educational, vacation pay, etc.

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