What Information Do I Need To Gather For My Divorce?

Every divorce is different but, in general, you should gather the following, if possible:

 

 *  Tax returns for the past three years (personal and business).

 *  W-2s, K-1s, and 1099s for the past three years.

 *  Your past five paystubs, as well as year-end paystubs for the past three years.

 *  Documentation of any other income not reflected on the above.

 *  Bank statements for all accounts for the past three years.

 *  Credit card statements for accounts for the past three years.

 *  Statements from any retirement or brokerage accounts for the past three years.

 *  Mortgage and HELOC statements for the past three years.

 *  Deeds, purchase agreements, appraisals, and closing documents relating to any real estate you or your spouse own or have owned in the past five years.

 *  If you own a business, the balance sheet, P/L statements, and other interim financials for the past three years, as well as the Articles of Incorporation, LLC Operating Agreement, or similar documents.

 

Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list; other documents may be requested or needed.