There is certainly plenty of emotional turmoil that comes with any marriage ending. This is especially true when you have finally come to the decision of obtaining a divorce. Once the process begins, however, it’s important to note that there are many things that can happen that will not only complicate your divorce, but that will also likely delay your settlement. If you and your soon-to-be ex have come to an agreement regarding what is most important and you are willing to work together to make the process as easy as possible, you may be able to come to a quick and agreeable outcome.

However, if the two of you are going to disagree about crucial issues, which is often the way things go, you may be in for some trouble. Not coming to an agreement on issues like child custody, visitation arrangement, or finances can lead to a number of challenges for divorcing couples. As with the majority of legal processes, divorces involve a good amount of paperwork. Having this paperwork in order may not help you and your spouse to come to agreements more quickly, but it certainly will speed up the technical portions of the process. Below you can find out which documents your attorney will want to review before your divorce proceedings move forward.

Bring These Papers To Your Consultation

No two divorces are the same, which means that the paperwork that may be vital to one couple’s divorce may not hold much weight in the divorce of a different couple. While you are perfectly welcome to ask your attorney which documents you should bring with you to your consultation, you should know ahead of time what sorts of things are going to need to be provided to your legal team. With that said, below you can find the most common kinds of paperwork that you will need while going through your divorce:

  • Proof of income, both yours and your spouse’s
  • Records of your tax information for the past three to five years
  • If your spouse owns a business or you own a business together, you will also need to show the tax documents for your business as well.
  • Your prenuptial agreement (if it exists)
  • Stock option information
  • Mortgage paperwork
  • Loan documents
  • Credit card statements
  • Estate plan and final wills (if existing)

Need the Help of An Experienced Divorce Attorney?

We know that going through a divorce is often more than most people want to deal with and therefore, you likely are going to need some help. Often emotions get in the way when people are going through the divorce process and the outcome is greatly affected because of this. If you live in the Fort Collins area and you are in need of a divorce attorney to help you through this difficult time, you can be sure that the Law Office of Loomis and Greene can assist you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our passionate and talented attorneys to discuss your next steps.

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