Checklists

Preparing for an Organized Divorce Checklists

Each of the 5 Checklists is a comprehensive review and reminder of the issues you need to address and take care of at different stages of preparing for an organized divorce.

#1 – Where to Begin – This checklist will highlight and help you keep track of a variety of issues that you should be taking care of early on in the process of separation and divorce. From setting up filing systems to reminders about creating contact summary lists and changing passwords, Checklist # 1 will help you begin to get organized.

#2 – What Financial Information do I Need – Much of the work of Separation and Divorce is about your money. Child support, spousal support, equalization and/or division of assets and debts are all important issues to resolve. In order to do this, a great deal of financial information must be gathered, from the date of marriage, the date of separation and the current date. Checklist # 2 helps you keep track of what information you have found and what you still need to locate.

#3 – Meetings and Conference Calls with Your Legal Team – In order to make the best use of time you spend with your legal team, it is important that you prepare for these meetings, and keep track of the issues that are essential to you. Checklist # 3 gives you the tools and reminders to ensure that you are working with your legal team in the most organized and cost effective way possible.

#4 – Protect Yourself, Your Assets, and Your Estate – Separation and Divorce have an impact on almost every area of your life. Checklist # 4 identifies many of the documents that you will want to review to ensure that they are up to date and reflect your new circumstances.

#5 – Odds and Ends – Checklist # 5 highlights a variety of issues that should also be reviewed and dealt with before your divorce is finalized.

A divorce organized by Divorce Matters will help you:

• Simplify the divorce process
• Reduce your legal fees
• Organize all important aspects of
your divorce
• Regain control of your life