When attorneys take on a high asset Florida divorce, they need access to many documents in order to make forward progress through the case. Depending on the complexity of case and the unique issues involved, attorneys typically ask their clients to provide these documents for reference throughout the divorce process. There are many standard documents necessary in a Florida divorce, but attorneys may request others when a high net worth is at stake.
In Florida, it is especially important for attorneys to have access to financial documents as well as business documents when the divorce involves high assets. You can get the ball rolling and help your attorney to help you by gathering this documentation as early as possible. Doing so can prevent painful delays and also help you make your case before the court.
Here are some of the financial documents you can go ahead and collect, even before you speak with an attorney about divorce.
-- Proof of income and net worth-- Bank account statements-- Money market account statements-- Income tax returns-- Documentation of retirement accounts-- Documentation about all investment accounts
Other documents that can help expedite your case include the following.
-- Prenuptial agreement, if applicable-- Estate planning documents such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney-- Copies of all insurance policies-- Separation agreement, if applicable
If you are like most people divorcing in Florida, you want the process to move as smoothly and quickly as possible. By helping your attorney with the documentation requirements, you are doing your part to open a new chapter in your life.
Read more about the issues involved with a high asset divorce by visiting the Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest online.