The following is a list of documents Stommes Law Office will want to review in connection with your divorce. Depending on the issues involved you will want to produce documents going back approximately one year prior to the date on which you separated from your spouse through the present time (unless otherwise indicated below).
There are certain situations that may require you gather documents going further back, in which case we will advise you accordingly.
Do your best to gather these items and organize them into separate folders for each category. Getting these documents together early on in the divorce process will help speedup the divorce process as well as preserve the critical evidence that will be needed to resolve your case.
Individual income tax returns for the past 3-5 years ( Federal and State)
Business income tax returns for the past 3-5 years (Federal and State)
Proof of your current income (W-2 forms, 1099 forms, K-1 forms, and your 3 most recent pay-stubs)
Proof of your spouse’s current income (W-2 forms, 1099 forms, K-1 forms, and the 3 most recent paystubs)
Prenuptial agreement or post-marital agreements, if any exist
Divorce decrees and court orders from previous marriages
Checking, Savings, Money Market accounts, CD’s, Brokerage Statements and other investment accounts there may be
Pension plan and 401K statements
Retirement account statements
Wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney
Mortgage statements for all properties
Credit card statements
Loan documents and loan applications including consumer loan applications
Life insurance policies
Automobile, Health, and Homeowners insurance policies
Pictures of home, furniture, valuables and collections to the extent that you feel these photos will help substantiate your position
Copies of any notes or loan documentation of money borrowed to relatives, including any recent sales of items to them
List of personal property, including home furnishings, jewelry, artwork, computers, home office equipment, clothing and furs, etc…Pictures and appraisals if available
ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL ON THE ABOVE LIST, PLEASE CONTACT US AT (320)738-1386