Documents Needed for Divorce in Florida
Our Experienced Attorneys in Orlando Can Guide You Through the Process
During the divorce process, separating spouses are required to present
their attorneys with a wide variety of different documents to determine
the terms of their
divorce agreement. This information will play a key role in negotiating issues
such as property distribution, asset and debt sharing,
child custody arrangements,
child support payments. Collecting this information should begin as soon as possible,
as the sheer amount of necessary documents can be overwhelming, to say
the least. Fortunately, our firm’s Orlando lawyer can help you collect
all of the necessary information and guide you through the associated
The Discovery Stage
The process of collecting and disclosing documents relevant to a divorce
is known as “discovery.” Discovery is required in both
uncontested divorces. During this time, it is extremely important that you operate
with complete honesty and do not hide any information from your attorney.
Failing to present important documents can harm your case later on and
possibly come with legal consequences.
Your checklist of important documents should include the following:
Personal records: birth certificates of you and your children, social security cards, marriage
licenses, death certificates of previous spouses, divorce records of previous
marriages, and employment contracts.
Financial documents: Tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, investment accounts, retirement
account statements, property leases, loan documents, insurance policies,
and household budgets.
Property title deeds: Joint and separately owned vehicle titles, property deeds, lists of valuables,
and contents of safe-deposit boxes.
Business information: Corporate tax returns for the last three years, balance sheets, profit
and loss statements, corporate bylaws, partnership contracts, shareholder
contracts, business credit card statements, and business property deeds.
If your divorce is based on the fault of one spouse, such as infidelity,
collecting evidence that indicates this fault such as photographs, copies
of emails, and text messages can strengthen your case.
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Nobody should have to go through a divorce alone. If you are in the early
stages of a divorce, it is vital that you consult with a trial-tested
Orlando attorney to protect your interests. Having served countless clients
throughout our firm’s 25+ years of practice, we understand your
struggle and are fully equipped to help you pursue an amicable solution
to your marital separation. With 24/7 availability and personalized guidance,
our firm can help you get through this difficult time and let you rest
easy knowing your case is in good hands.
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