What Documents are Important for a Divorce Case?

April 28, 2021
Divorce Documents

In addition to the mental and emotional aspect of divorce, people often find that it can be challenging to understand the process itself. Some important considerations to remember include being organized and having necessary documents ready before going to court.

The critical divorce documents will vary, depending on the specific situation. However, most divorce documents will show the financial information during the marriage. It is important for the court to see how finances were handled while the couple was married to determine how they should be handled after separation. These documents will typically include the past six months of paystubs and the last few years of tax returns.

In addition, it may be necessary to provide documents outlining personal assets to differentiate them from marital property. When children are involved, divorced parents may need to show documentation of what they provided for the child.

What is Handled in a Divorce Case?

Divorce impacts multiple areas of a person’s life. Different circumstances can play their own important role in the divorce process. Divorce disrupts the family dynamic. It also can have serious financial implications. Important divorce matters include:

  • Child custody
  • Home ownership
  • Marital property
  • Personal assets
  • Joint bank accounts
  • Shared debt

This list is by no means all inclusive, but these are some good areas to pay attention to when planning for or entering into a divorce.

Why is Documentation Important in a Divorce?

Documentation shows history and facts outside of either party’s opinion or feelings. Providing solid documentation helps to speed the process up and prevent additional problems. Additionally, it helps to ensure that all of the needed information gets where it needs to be. Having the right documents can make a big difference in a divorce case.

How can a Divorce Lawyer Help Me? 

A knowledgeable divorce lawyer can help a client understand what documents are important for their divorce case. In addition to knowing the necessary documents, a lawyer will know how to organize and present everything in court to make the process easier.

Media Divorce Lawyers at Eckell Sparks Help Clients Understand the Complexities of Divorce

Divorce is complicated, and it can be difficult to find the best way through the process. The knowledgeable Media divorce lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. can help you navigate all aspects of your divorce case to find the best resolution. Complete our online form or call us at 610-565-3701 for an initial consultation. Located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.