Whether you have already started the divorce process or believe divorce is in your future, it is important to be as prepared as you can be for such a life-changing event. Our years of experience with divorce law has provided insight that we can share.
1) Gather your financial documents, such as tax returns, bank account records, retirement statements, and investment account records. Inventory your assets, including taking photographs of the property in your home. If you do not know all the finances related to your marriage, this information will be obtained in the divorce process. Don’t forget to include pension and retirement asset information.
2) Every case is different. Your friend who went through a divorce is well intentioned, but their facts and circumstances are not the same as yours. Trust your attorney, they went to law school and practices divorce law for a living.