Get these documents before filing for divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2022 | Divorce |

A divorce is never an easy process in New Hampshire, and it can be particularly difficult if you don’t prepare yourself adequately. One of the most important things you can do to make the process easier is to make sure you have all the necessary documents in order beforehand.

A copy of your marriage certificate

A marriage certificate is necessary to prove that you are actually married. The courts may use this document to verify your marriage and make sure that all of the appropriate procedures have been followed.

Your savings and investment documents

Having a clear picture of your financial situation is important to the court when deciding on your case because, among other things, it can help them determine if you should receive alimony or not. This document shows how much money you have saved and invested over time.

Your asset or property documents

This document shows what assets and property you own individually or as a couple. This is important information for the court to have when dividing marital assets. For instance, if you and your spouse own a house together, the court will need to determine how to divide that asset.

Your debts and liabilities documents

This document shows how much money you owe to creditors. This information is important for the court as it helps them determine who should be responsible for which debts or how much money one spouse should pay the other in the event of a divorce.

Estate planning documents

If you have any legal documents pertaining to estate planning, such as a will or trust, it is important that the court knows about them. Your estate planning documents should involve health insurance policies for both spouses and any minors as well as lists of beneficiaries.

If you’re considering filing for divorce, it’s important to make sure that you have all the necessary documents in order. This checklist should help you make sure you have everything you need before filing to make the process much easier for you and your spouse.