Information to bring to your divorce consultation

You’re ready to get a divorce and you’ve gone as far as setting up a consultation with a divorce attorney.  These are a short list of items you should bring with you to your initial consultation with a divorce lawyer.  Doing so will make it easier for the attorney to access marital property and give you a good idea as to what you can expect in a divorce settlement.

  • Certified copy of marriage license
  • Most recent statements from all bank and brokerage accounts
  • Most recent statement reflecting all retirement accounts
  • Most recent statements of any stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs held outside of brokerage accounts
  • Any life insurance policies
  • Most recent pay stub
  • Copies of tax returns for at least the last 5 years
  • Most recent statements from all credit card or debt obligations
  • Information regarding any real property, including but not limited to: fair market value of the home (tax accessed value), total mortgage amount, names of people on the mortgage and title
  • Information regarding any automobiles and motor vehicles
  • Copies of all utility bills include gas, electric, telephone, grocery, etc.
  • Any and all financial information regarding your spouse

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