Document Checklist After the First Meeting

The following is a list of the information that can be helpful to your attorney during the process of your divorce or dissolution. Please bring what you have available; additional information can be subsequently submitted or obtained.

Personal Financial Statement

Prepare a brief summary listing your assets, debts and income with estimated amounts, values or balances. You can use our form or create your own.

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds

Please bring the most recent statement from any such holdings, including copies of stock certificates if available.

Bank Statements

If available, bring the most recent statement on each bank account, including checking, savings, CDs or money market accounts.

Life Insurance Policies

Copies of any and all life insurance policies you own or are a beneficiary of.

Retirement Accounts

If available, bring the most recent statement for any retirement account, including 401(k), 403(b), IRA, ROTH IRA, pensions, profit sharing plans or other retirement savings accounts for you or your spouse.

Motor Vehicles

Copy of the title of any motor vehicle you own individually or with any other person, if available.

Credit Card Accounts

Bring the last three statements from any credit card in your name or your spouse's.

Court Papers

If the divorce is already filed (or over), bring any papers you have on it.

Employment Information

If employed, bring your most recent pay stub and most recent W-2 and that of your spouse if available. Also provide any employment contracts or employee benefit statements.

Domestic Violence

If you have been involved in a domestic violence case, please bring any available case, please bring any available paperwork about it.


A picture of your spouse and children and a copy your driver's license.

Health Insurance

We will need information on all medical coverage and a copy of your health insurance cards.

Tax Returns

Federal and State tax returns or the last five years.

Real Estate

Please bring any deeds, most recent mortgage statements, tax value assessment, recent appraisals and/or closing statements for any real estate held by you individually or with any person or entity.