Sunday, December 20, 2009

Checklist: Documents to Show Your Divorce Attorney

Corpus Christi Divorce Attorneys

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Divorce is complicated - legally, financially, and emotionally. In order to ensure the best possible outcome, gather the following documents together and provide copies to your attorney, along with any others he or she specifically requests. By so doing, the two of you can work together as partners to reach a resolution of your divorce that protects your and your children's immediate and long-term interests.

____ Individual income tax returns for past three to five years (federal, state, and local)
____ Business income tax returns for past three to five years (federal, state, and local)
____ Proof of your current income
____ Proof of spouse's current income
____ Prenuptial agreement
____ Separation agreement
____ Bank statements
____ Certificates of deposit
____ Pension statements
____ Retirement account statements
____ Trusts
____ Stock portfolios
____ Stock options
____ Mortgages
____ Property tax statements
____ Credit card statements
____ Loan documents
____ Utility bills
____ Other bills (e.g., school tuition, unreimbursed medical bills, music lessons for children, etc.)
____ Monthly budget worksheet
____ Completed financial statements
____ Employment contracts
____ Benefits statements
____ Life insurance policies
____ Health insurance policies
____ Homeowner's insurance policies
____ Automobile insurance policies
____ Personal property appraisals
____ Real property appraisals
____ List of personal property, including home furnishings, jewelry, artwork, computers, home office equipment, clothing and furs, etc.
____ List of property owned by each spouse prior to marriage
____ List of property acquired by each spouse individually by gift or inheritance during the marriage
____ List of contents of safety deposit boxes
____ Wills
____ Living Wills
____ Powers of Attorney
____ Durable Powers of Attorney
____ Advance Health Care Directives

Corpus Christi Divorce Attorney

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The Law Office of Kelly Koch is located in Corpus Christi, Texas and provides family law representation to clients throughout South Texas from communities such as Corpus Christi, Robstown, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Sinton, Kingsville, Alice, Portland and Rockport.

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1 comment:

  1. A divorce is often a stressful and life altering event. Generally, divorce lawyers are prepared to minimize the impact as much as possible by helping you navigate the legal complexities of ending a marriage from resolving issues involving child custody, child support, and alimony to equitable division of your property and assets. Settling a divorce can be very difficult when couples cannot reconcile differences. When irreconcilable differences arise in the course of a marriage, it is important to consult a divorce lawyer. A skilled divorce attorney can help you negotiate child custody and visitation arrangements, fight for a fair distribution of property and assist you with developing a plan of action while advising you and fighting for what’s important to you.