People often say that “divorces are messy,” usually referring to the emotional and drawn out nature of the divorce process. However, this can also refer to the required mountains of documents and financial information that can be difficult to keep organized. Getting your information together and in one place is key to preparing yourself for the divorce process.
To help you get your information together and to provide your divorce lawyer with all the information he or she needs to fight your case well, we’ve compiled the following printable worksheets and checklists. In a matter of minutes, you can have the tools necessary to gather all of this information and have it ready for your California divorce attorney to review. These pages can be printed or saved as a PDF to use later. Remember to bring these worksheets and other supporting documents to your initial consultation. They’ll allow your attorney to offer meaningful advice on your case and create a clearer path on how to proceed.
Community Debts and Payments Worksheet
Use this Community Debts and Payments worksheet to track obligations and debts that have been made after separation. Also known as Epstein Credits, these credits can ensure that you are justly compensated for payments you make on these obligations and debts.
Divorce Document Checklist
As you prepare to meet with your attorney for the first time, you will need to gather a lot of information. All of the information that may be pertinent to your case is listed on the Divorce Document Checklist. This information will allow your attorney to give you an accurate statement of the likely results of your case. While the list may be long, this information is crucial to protecting you and your interests throughout the divorce process.
Client Intake Form
Before you can meet with an attorney to conduct your initial consultation, you need to complete the client intake form. This form asks you for basic information regarding your family law needs and your current situation.
Child's Medical Expenses Form
We have created the child's medical expense form to make it easier for you to track medical and dental expenses for your children, in the case that you need to seek payment from your former spouse.
Mediation Consultation Intake Form
If you are interested in mediating your divorce, you should schedule a consultation with one of our expert attorneys to discuss how you can use mediation to save time and money when resolving your divorce. You can print off the mediation intake form and complete it before arriving at our office.
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