Document Checklist
In preparation for your initial consultation, it is important to gather as much factual information as possible. Please be informed that it is common for non-filing spouses to conceal, destroy, or alter information upon learning their wife or husband is seeking a divorce. Here is a list of documents critical for our initial consultation:

1. Domestic contracts: (prenuptial agreement, community property agreement, separation agreement).

2. Employer: The name, address, and telephone number of your employer and your spouses' employer, the dates of employment and employment positions.

3. Federal tax returns: Past two years including W-2s for you and your spouse.

4. Legal Proceedings: any legal proceedings between you and your spouse involving the children

5. Pay Statements: both you and your spouse for the past 6 months

6. Retirement Statements: most recent statements for both you and your spouse

7. Life Insurance Policies/Statements: for both you and your spouse

8. Bank Statements: for both you and your spouse for the past year

9. Credit Card Statements: most recent statements for both you and your spouse

10. Vehicle Loan Statements: for all vehicles in you or your spouses name

11. Mortgage Statement: your most recent mortgage statements for all properties

12. Restraining Orders: copies of any past restraining orders issued

13. Other: Your attorney will be a less effective advocate if she is not aware of all of the facts or information related to your case. You must be willing to provide your attorney with all information that may impact your case, including histories of drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, criminal, or other forms of abuse.

Information you provide your attorney is protected by the attorney/client privilege if you do not waive that privilege via your own disclosure.

If you or someone you know is in need of legal advice call or contact us today for a free consultation.

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