Divorce Attorney in Kendall County, Illinois

Divorce and Financial Document Preparation

If you are contemplating filing for divorce, or if your spouse has already filed for divorce, there are steps you can take to ensure your rights are protected during and after the divorce process.

  • Protect assets by making copies of any and all bank statements you can find around the house. While you and your spouse may not be adversarial at this point, disagreements regarding assets may arise. By knowing where accounts are located, what the account numbers are, and how much money is in each account, you can prepare to defend your property rights.
  • Protect your rights regarding your home and the funds you have spent on your home by locating and copying the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) documents you received when you purchased and/or refinanced your home.
  • Protect your rights in regard to owned businesses by learning as much as you can about the owners and ownership structure of your spouse's business or a business owned by both you and your spouse.
  • Further protect your right to assets by locating and copying federal and state income tax returns for the last three years. Income tax returns have a great deal more information than simply how much employment income you and your spouse earned. Sometimes, they can lead to the location of "missing" bank accounts and property.
  • Protect your right to retirement funds by locating and copying retirement plan information. Both statements and plan/pension descriptions are helpful.

The more information you can obtain, the more your interests will be protected, and the more your Naperville Divorce lawyer will be able to help. For more information regarding preparing for a divorce, please contact my Aurora, Illinois, office at 630-409-8184.

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Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-409-8184
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