Andreano & Lyons
Attorneys at Law
Financial Documents Generally Needed in Every Divorce Case:

Discovery is the process by which both parties exchange
financial information – this is needed particularly where spouses
kept their information separate through the marriage or one
spouse is likely to have hidden assets or debts.

Whether by informal exchange or sworn under oath with written
documentation, to complete a divorce attorneys generally need
information on/copies of the last 1-3 years of:

  • Last 1-3 years of Federal and state income tax returns
    including schedules, W’s, 1099’s, etc.
  • Most recent pay stubs
  • Bank and credit card account statements/info., including
    account numbers balances, and whose name each is in
    and whether a party is a co-borrower, co-signer or just a
    card holder
  • Any other debt or asset held by either party even if you
    think it is not your responsibility or you think it is yours
  • Pension/401(k)/Retirement Investment account statements
    including the most recent and one dated near the marriage
    date of possible
  • Stock certificates and information on options, bonds,
    mutual funds, annuities or any other asset
  • Real estate documents including, mortgage/home equity
    line statements, refinance information, closing statements,
    appraisals or comparable market analysis (CMA) from a
  • Life insurance policy information
  • Car, boat, motorcycle titles or title info and any loan
    information/statements or repossession papers

Also, a completed income and expense affidavit is always
helpful and general required where full discovery is not done.

Here is a link to the court approved form:
Will County Income &
Expense Affidavit
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