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What Should I Bring to My Divorce Consultation?

Woman looking over paperwork for her divorce consultation

Meeting with a divorce attorney can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to bring to the initial consultation. However, when working with Peterson White, LLP you can feel confident that even if you don’t have all the documents right away, we can still help you.

When arriving for your first appointment, there are many documents that can help streamline the process.

Financial Records

If you have any copies of financial records, it is helpful to bring them to your consultation. This includes documents such as:

  • Tax returns;
  • Pay stubs;
  • Bank statements; and,
  • Investment account statements.

These records will help your lawyer better understand your financial situation and determine what assets may be available to you during the divorce process. This information is also critical in negotiating a fair and equitable property settlement.

Other Documentation

Some of the other documents that may be helpful to bring to a divorce consultation include:

  • A copy of your marriage certificate;
  • A list of assets and liabilities (including property, investments, and debts);
  • Information about your income and expenses;
  • Documents related to any retirement accounts or other benefits; and,
  • Information about any businesses you own.

What if I Don’t Have All of the Necessary Documentation?

If you do not have all of the necessary documentation, our attorneys may be able to help you obtain it. In some cases, it may be possible to agree with your spouse regarding the division of assets and debts without requiring extensive documentation.

Let Peterson White, LLP Handle Your Divorce Case

Divorce can be a complex legal process, and choosing a law firm with experience handling divorce cases is essential. The team at Peterson White, LLP has decades of experience in divorce law and we will provide you with guidance and support throughout the process. Let us help ensure your rights are protected — reach out online or by phone to talk to our dedicated team. (855) 919-4124