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Collecting Documentation and Staying Organized During a Divorce

A divorce can be planned, or it can be a surprise. There is always some time spent absorbing and processing what is happening. No matter the situation, you should have these basic documents with you or stored in a secure location with convenient access.

  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Passport
  • Any court documents related to the divorce

These documents are the hardest to obtain copies of and can slow the divorce process down if you do not have them. Other key documents to have available are income statements, deeds to land, tax returns, bank accounts, stock records, retirement account records, vehicle titles, and life insurance policy records.

There are more documents to come as the divorce moves forward. An easy way of staying on top of the situation is to organize the information in a binder. There will be stress and urges to put the paperwork off to the side and deal with it another day. It is best to file the information right away to help stay organized and also help keep a mental awareness of everything that is going on. By doing this, you are putting yourself in a position to quickly reference key information and communicate effectively with your attorney, and move closer to finishing the divorce process.

Hart Law Office is dedicated to you from the moment you have your initial meeting with us. We push to make divorces as problem and stress free as possible. By obtaining important documents ahead of time, you are improving the rate at which the divorce can be finalized. At Hart Law Office, we take pride in being organized and knowing the status of our clients’ cases. Schedule an appointment with us online or call our Milwaukee legal team at 414-436-3212 to discuss your divorce.

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Q: What is a divorce?

A: A divorce is the legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when filing the divorce papers with the court. The reasons given when filing are referred to as the grounds for divorce.

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