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Gathering Documents Before Divorce

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Getting ready for a divorce can be an overwhelming process. There are several different things to keep in mind when beginning to navigate a separation. There is important paperwork that you have to complete and you must follow specific guidelines. Furthermore, there are specific documents that you need in place in order to file.

While it may be overwhelming at first, an attorney can help ensure that you have the appropriate documentation prepared. Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. can explain the documents that you need.


It is crucial that you have documentation that proves your income and financial situation. This will help your attorney and the courts navigate conversations about child support, alimony payments, and asset division. Typically, these documents consist of tax returns and any pay stubs that you may have. If you work additional jobs or have another source of income, this will also need documentation for divorce. Any other documents that establish your net worth can be used as well. Your spouse will have to provide the same documentation.

Real Estate

Another important consideration is any property owned jointly or solely by you and your spouse during the marriage. This is important and necessary for the property division process. By contacting your mortgage company or bank, you can obtain the documentation that describes the ownership of the property. Mortgage statements, refinancing documents, and any tax information can be included.

Finances & Debts

You will also need documentation that explains your financial accounts, whether they are solely or jointly owned. Gather your bank statements over the course of several years, as well as any documents pertaining to your investments. If you and your spouse accrued debt during the marriage, you will also need to provide documentation for that. This can include loan statements and medical bills.

Other Documentation

There are also other important documents to gather if they apply to your situation. For example, if you own vehicles, provide the title and registration for them. If you have life insurance policies, include statements for those as well. Your attorney can assist in making sure that all of the necessary documentation is provided.

Folsom Divorce Attorneys

As you prepare for your divorce, it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side. Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. can assist in gathering all of the important documentation, ensuring you are ready for the process. Contact us at (916) 794-4576 to set up a consultation today.