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New Year’s Divorce Checklist

Preparing for a New Beginning

The new year is a time for new beginnings. It's a time to set resolutions and goals for the coming year. But what if one of your resolutions is to get divorced? If you're headed for divorce in the new year, there are some things you need to prepare in advance. This blog will discuss the New Year's divorce checklist - what you need to do to ensure your divorce goes as smoothly as possible.

Documents to Prepare

If you're considering a new year's divorce, there are certain documents you'll need to have in order. This new year's divorce checklist will help ensure you have everything you need to make the process as smooth as possible.

1. A Copy of Your Marriage Certificate

This is the first and most important document you'll need. Without it, you won't be able to file for divorce. If you don't have a copy of your marriage certificate, you can obtain one from the county clerk's office where you were married.

2. A Financial Statement

This document will detail your assets and liabilities, as well as your income and expenses. It's essential to have an accurate picture of your financial situation before beginning the divorce process.

3. A Copy of Your Most Recent Tax Return

This will help show your income and expenses and any assets or debts you may have.

4. A List of Your Monthly Expenses

This will help you and your attorney determine what kind of support you may need during the divorce process.

5. Any Relevant Documentation

This may include prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, or other relevant documents to your divorce.

6. Your Divorce Paperwork

Once you've filed for divorce, you'll need to have all of your paperwork in order. This includes your divorce petition, summons, and other documents required by your state.

7. A Parenting Plan

If you have children, you'll need to create a parenting plan that details how they will be cared for during the divorce process.

8. A Child Support Worksheet

If you have children, you'll need to fill out a child support worksheet to determine the appropriate amount of child support.

9. A Property Division Worksheet

This document will help you and your attorney determine how to divide your property during the divorce.

By having all of these documents in order, you'll be able to start the new year off on the right foot and move forward with your life.

Consult With an Attorney

If you're considering a new year's divorce, it's crucial to consult with an attorney. An attorney can help you understand the divorce process and what to expect. They can also guide how to protect your rights and interests during the divorce. Schedule a consultation with an experienced divorce attorney at Drexler Law today.

Call (719) 259-0050 or visit our website to get started.