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Preparing for Divorce – A Checklist

| Mar 7, 2024 | Divorce, Family Law

If your marriage is no longer working and does not appear to be salvageable, it could be time to consult a divorce lawyer. While couples don’t plan on getting divorced when they marry, divorce is a reality of life that affects many people. If you and your spouse have decided that you no longer want to be married. Ahead of your initial consultation with the divorce lawyer, it’s a good idea to call the office and ask if there are any particular documents you should bring with you to help you make the process as smooth and painless as possible.

You’ll need to gather financial documentation. Assets, pay history, taxes, and investments are just a few of the things you’ll need to show your lawyer so that you get the best representation possible. You should also come prepared with questions for your lawyer about his or her experience with divorce cases like yours, and what to expect from the process. Check out this infographic to learn more about meeting with your divorce attorney for the first time. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family.

Here is also a video on the topic, as you’ll learn by watching this video, you should also bring information pertaining to marital assets, debts, income, and expenses. Additionally, if you and your spouse have children, expect your attorney to ask you about your goals for custody and visitation. The expert in this video also provides some tips on what to look for in a divorce lawyer.