Documents Generally Needed for an Agreed or Uncontested Case (minimal assets):
For the last 1-3 years a copy of the most recent info for: Federal and state income tax returns; Proof income: W-2's, pay stubs, 1099's, etc.; Life insurance policies; Bank and credit card account statements/info. account numbers, balances, and whose name each is in; Pension/401(k)/Investment account statements; Stock certificates and info on options, bonds, mutual funds, annuities or any other asset; Real estate documents including, mortgage/home equity line statements, deeds, title insurance policies & closing statements, appraisals or market studies; Car, boat, motorcycle titles or title info and any loan information; Information on any other debt or asset held by either party
Also, a general budget is helpful to give the attorney an idea of your monthly family budget or income and expenses
Address Each Issue
Custody; Visitation Schedule; Child Support; Real Estate/Marital Home; Maintenance/alimony (where applicable); Health Insurance; Tax Exemptions; Life Insurance; Personal Property division;
Vehicles; Retirement monies: Pension/IRA/401(k); Division of ALL Debts; Division of ALL Assets
College Expenses for Kids; Modification and mediation issues; Maiden Name of Wife
The above list is merely a guide to some possible issues and some idea of how to resolve them - IT IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE - you should contact a family law attorney to discuss these issues. There are many other ways to resolve a divorce other than those listed above and you should NEVER sign any agreement until it is fully reviewed by your own attorney. Attorneys can only represent one person's interest in a divorce so you should never believe an attorney (other than a mediator) is working for both of you.
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