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What financial information should I bring to an initial consultation with a divorce attorney?

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 31, 2013

Broadly speaking, in divorce, there are essentially four (4) potential financial issues:

  1.     Child support,
  2.     Spousal support,
  3.     Division of property,
  4.     Attorney’s fees.

In order to initially evaluate issues concerning you and your spouse’s income as it relates to child support, spousal support and the potential for one party to pay for or reimburse the other for attorney’s fees, it is a good idea to bring your last 1 to 3 years’ of income tax returns.  As to the division of property, a list of all of you and your spouse’s assets and debts as well as their approximate values would be beneficial.  These documents should at least get you through an initial consultation with an attorney who can then ask for additional detailed information as needed.

Kenneth T. Demmerle

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