If you are going through a divorce, you will need many documents. Divorce involves many important legal determinations, including how to divide your property, how much support should be awarded, and who will receive custody of the children. Documents can help support your position. Before getting a divorce, try to discreetly gather as many of the following documents as possible. You can provide them to your divorce lawyer at your initial consultation. Request your confidential case review with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer from Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC by calling (480) 503-9217.
Arizona is a community property state, so spouses generally share equal ownership of any property (including money) obtained during the marriage, regardless of whose name the asset is titled in. As such, it is important to have documents related to your property available for your lawyer to try to work out a fair divorce settlement. You will need documents related to:
Some documents that you may need to gather about your assets include:
A good starting point is to write down a list of all the property you own and then trying to find documentation related to each asset.
Your and your spouse’s income information is important to know in determining property division and support matters. Try to gather the following information for both of you:
Just as all property obtained during the marriage is subject to division, so is the debt related to these. Therefore, you will need documents related to your debts, including:
If you cannot remember all of the debts you may owe, you could pull a credit report.
You should also take time to complete a pre- and post-divorce budget to give your lawyer a better sense of your current lifestyle and needs.
Your and your spouse’s health may be considered when awarding financial support, so collect documents related to your current health condition. Also, provide copies of your insurance information to your lawyer.
If child custody is disputed, it will be helpful to have documents related to this matter. Collect documents such as:
As you can see, a lot goes into getting a divorce. For trusted care and guidance during your divorce, call Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC at (480) 503-9217.