Legal Toolkit Pennsylvania Family Law and Divorce

What to Bring About Family Law and Divorce

a

Basic summary of facts of case (why they want a divorce; names and ages of your children; property owned; length of marriage; assets other than real estate; and income of both parties.

b

List of specific goals you want to accomplish during the divorce process.

c

Copies of Tax Returns for 3 years.

d

Copies of mortgage information, mortgage insurance statement, any recent property appraisals.

e

Copies of life insurance statements, retirement info/pension funds/401Ks.

f

Bank account statements for multiple months, including saving and checking accounts, and bank investments like CDs, savings bonds or IRAs.

g

List of stock portfolios, trusts, and any potential employer stock options.

h

Copies of Children’s social security numbers

i

Copies of expenses with statements (utilities, car, car insurance, credit card, student loans, home equity loans, other loans or purchases on credit).

j

List of other expenses (i.e. school tuition, medical/dental bills, dance or music lessons for children).

k

Proof of Income for both spouses (copies of Pay Stubs for 2-5 consecutive pays).

l

Copy of any Prenuptial Agreement.

m

List of spouse's known recent large purchases (antiques, rugs, furniture, vehicles, etc) that could be considered as having significant dollar value.