The divorce process can be complicated. Whether you go through mediation
or litigation, you will need to provide necessary information during the
discovery phase. This is necessary to make important decisions regarding
the division of assets, property, and debts, spousal support, child support
and custody, and other factors. Our firm has guided countless clients
through the Florida legal system, and will help determine what documents
you need to prepare for your divorce.
Preparing for the Discovery Phase – What You Need to Know
During the discovery phase, each party will provide documents regarding
financial and personal matters. It is important for each party to be completely
open and honest with the information, and to not try to hide any assets.
Documents you need to prepare for your divorce include:
Information about your business. This includes corporate bylaws, shareholder or partnership contracts, corporate
tax returns for the last 3 years, business property deeds and credit card
statements, profit and loss statements, and balance sheets.
Title deeds to property. You will need to provide property deeds, lists of valuables, titles for
both joint and separately owned vehicles, and contents of safe deposit boxes.
Personal records. These may include social security cards, death certificates of previous
spouses, marriage licenses, birth certificates for you and your children,
employment contracts, and divorce records of previous marriages.
Financial documents. You will need to provide documents regarding any investment or retirement
accounts, property leases, bank statements, tax returns, household budgets,
pay stubs, insurance policies, and loan documents.
Evidence of fault (if applicable). If your divorce is based on the fault of your spouse, such as adultery
or abandonment, you will need to provide evidence of the fault. Evidence
may include witness statements, copies of written communications like
text messages or emails, photographs, and other documentation.
Call R. Gregory Colvin, LLC Today at (407) 603-3460
At R. Gregory Colvin, LLC, we are passionate about protecting the rights
and interests of our clients. If you are seeking divorce in the state
of Florida, our Orlando divorce attorney can help you prepare for the
disovery phase. We will discuss your options and determine which documents
you need to gather. We believe in providing honest communication and personal
legal services to our clients.
Whatever your situation,
contact our office today to get started with an initial consultation.