Documents to Gather in a Denver Divorce
When getting a divorce, there are several documents that you will need to gather. The documents will be related to your income, assets, and the value of any property that is owned. You will need to provide a complete and updated account so that your attorney may make the proper presentation. Plus, it will keep any confusion or misinformation to a minimum when going through this stage of your divorce proceeding.
It also helps when you go to court that the files you have are organized and complete. This will provide more support for your case thanks to the accuracy of the information provided.
You will need to gather paycheck stubs from all the places you worked over the past year. If you are self-employed, then any tax returns or tax forms related to your business earnings will do. This includes any documentation that you or your spouse held in the past three years. In addition, you will need the following information:
You do not need every paycheck stub or related document, but you will need enough to provide an ample overview of the income you and your spouse have earned over the past three years. Bank statements may also help in terms of demonstrating the amount that has been earned over that time-period. All, but the smallest payments need to be accounted for if you run your own business.
This also means any savings certificates or passbooks from individual or joint accounts. Plus, all bank statements from the past two to three years either from individual or joint accounts.
You will need to show any documents related to real estate properties owned either together or separately. Your bank or mortgage company should have such documents available. All current mortgage statements plus any documents relating to the initial purchase of the properties, any refinancing, and all tax assessor’s statements that pertain to the properties that you own.
For most couples, this will be about the home they purchased together. However, it also applies to all properties that you have acquired over the years that pertain to your current income level.
Debts, Property, Pension Funds, and Life Insurance
All debts should be itemized that appear in your name or your spouse’s. This includes credit cards, medical bills, unsecured debts, and other loans. Plus, all title or registration to all vehicles, farm equipment, ATVs, snowmobiles, and all other vehicles owned by you or your spouse. Any outstanding debt that is secured by your property should be included as well.
Any pension, retirement, 401k, IRAs, or mutual funds should be included. Plus, you will need to include all life insurance policies that apply to you or your spouse or children. This includes individual policies and those from your employer. Any cash balance or loans against the policies should be presented as well.