What Documents Do I Need for My Divorce in FL?

What Documents Do I Need for My Divorce in FL?

Posted By R. Gregory Colvin LLC || 28-Mar-2016

One of the main stages in the process of divorce is known as “discovery.” During discovery, both spouses are required to disclose certain information to their attorneys for the purposes of determining who gets what when negotiating a divorce agreement. Florida requires spouses to turn over a thoroughly completed and signed financial affidavit to each other within 45 days of serving a petition for dissolution of marriage. Since the list of important documents can be quite extensive, it is important that divorcing couples be aware of these requirements and begin collecting these documents before formal divorce proceedings begin.

If you are divorcing, you will need to provide the following:

1. Personal records: Social security cards, birth certificates, marriage licenses, employment contracts, prenuptial or postnuptial marital agreements, divorce records of prior marriages, and death certificates of prior spouses will be needed.

2. Financial information: You must disclose all relevant information regarding your financial assets. This includes the last three years’ worth of tax returns, pay stubs, records of bonuses, bank statements, retirement account statements, brokerage account statements, credit card statements, all insurance policy information, property leases, and household budgets.

3. Business documents: If either you or your spouse own a business, information regarding the company’s revenue, expenses, assets, profits, debts, and ownership arrangements must be disclosed. This includes balance sheets, partnership agreements, corporate bylaws, business contracts, profit and loss statements, business tax returns, insurance policies, and ownership records of real estate interests owned by the business.

4. Individual assets: All joint and separately owned assets need to be revealed, including vehicle titles, property deeds, and lists of items kept in safe-deposit boxes.

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