Checklist: Documents to Show Your Divorce Attorney

Divorce is a complex process. An experienced family law attorney can assist you navigate the complex maze of divorce laws. Your attorney can only help you if he or she has all the information and documents. Never conceal anything from your attorney. Here’s a checklist of the documents that you must show your attorney. Please note that this checklist is not all inclusive. Depending on your circumstances, there may be other documents.

• Federal, State and Local Income Tax Returns for the last 3 to 5 years (individual and business)
Proof of current income
• Proof of your spouse’s current income
• Bank statements
• Prenuptial agreement, if any
• Pension Statements
• Trusts
• Certificates of Deposit
• Retirement Account Statements
• Stock Portfolio
• Mortgages
• Stock Options
• Credit Card Bills
• Property Tax Statements
• Utility Bills
• Loan Documents
• Other bills
• Financial Statement
• Monthly Budget
• Employment Documents
• Benefits Statement
• Auto Insurance Policy
• Health Insurance Policy
• Homeowner Insurance Policy
• Health Insurance Policy
• Real Property Appraisal
• Personal Property Appraisal
• Details of Personal Property
• Details of Property owned by you before the marriage
• Details of Property owned by your spouse before the marriage
• Details of gifts and inheritance received by you during the marriage
• Details of gifts and inheritance received by your spouse during the marriage
• Details of safety deposit boxes and its contents
• Advance Health Care Directives
• Durable Power of Attorney
• Power of Attorney
• Living Wills
• Wills

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