You need to provide a Sworn Financial Statement. This includes a complete summary of your income and expenses as well as all your assets and liabilities.
Income Tax Returns
You need to provide copies of your personal and business federal income tax returns for the three years before filing for divorce.
Personal Financial Statements
You need to provide copies of all personal financial statements, statements of assets or liabilities, and credit and loan applications prepared during the last three years. These documents can be very helpful in establishing what a party has represented to third parties regarding their financial circumstances. This can be compared to what the spouse represents in the divorce.
Business Financial Statements
If you have a business in which you have access to financial statements, you will need to provide the last three fiscal years' financial statements, all year-to-date financial statements, and the same periodic financial statements for the prior year.
Real Estate Documents
If you have any real property in which you have a personal or business interest, you need to provide copies of the title documents and all documents stating value. This will include appraisals.
You need to provide copies of all debt-creating documents and the most recent debt statements showing the balance and payment terms. This includes credit cards, vehicle loans, personal loans, mortgages, etc.
You need to provide copies of the most recent documents identifying each investment and stating the current value.
You need to provide copies of the most recent documents identifying each employment benefit and stating the current value.
You need to provide copies of the most recent documents identifying each retirement plan, stating the current value and all Plan Summary Descriptions.
Bank/Financial Institution Accounts
You need to provide copies of the most recent documents identifying each account at banks and other financial institutions, and stating the current value. This includes checking accounts, savings accounts, credit union share accounts, money market funds, etc.
For each income source in the current and prior calendar year, including income from employment, investment, government programs, gifts, trust distributions, prizes, and income from every other source, you must provide copies of pay stubs, a current income statement and the final income statement for the prior year. If you are self-employed, you need to provide a sworn statement of gross income, business expenses necessary to produce income, and net income for the three months before filing for divorce.
Employment and Education-Related Child Care Documentation
You need to provide copies of documents that show average monthly employment-related child care expense including childcare expense related to parents' education and job search.
You need to provide copies of life, health and property insurance policies and current documents that show beneficiaries, coverage, cost including the portion payable to provide health insurance for children, and payment schedule.
Extraordinary Children's Expense Documentation
You need to provide copies of documents that show average monthly expense for all recurring extraordinary children's expenses.
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