Each person is unique. Each marriage is different from every other marriage. And each divorce presents different issues from every other divorce. There is no “cookie cutter” solution which will meet everybody’s needs. What may have worked for a friend or family member who got a divorce may not be what you need. Beware of accepting legal advice from someone who is not an experienced divorce attorney. Divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, and property are all complex areas of the law which are constantly changing. Do not think that you can have a satisfactory result if you attempt to represent yourself by simply filling in some forms. Mistakes can be permanent and very costly.
Whether you have decided that you need a divorce or just have questions, consult the legal team at Ramsey and Bauer Attorneys at Law. We can offer you up-to-date advice and expertise. We take the time to answer your questions. We also understand how difficult the transition can be from marriage to newly single life and will support you throughout the entire process. Contact us to schedule a confidential appointment.
Complete Divorce Questionnaire
Most recent pay stub for yourself and your spouse
Medical, dental, optical, and prescription insurance cards
Name of Court, name of judge and file number of any pending or previous case involving the minor children or a sibling of any minor child of the parties
Name of Court, name of Judge and file number of any previous divorce
Complete analysis of Best Interests of the Child for yourself and your spouse
Medical, dental, optical and prescription coverage costs for the minor children
Health record, including vaccinations
Special achievements and activities
Record of contact between the child and your spouse
Most recent tax statements for all real property
Appraisals of real property, if any
Pay-off statement for any mortgage or equity line
Real property insurance policies
Vehicle titles, including motorcycles and water craft
Kelley Blue Book, Edmonds, NADA, or appraised value for all vehicles, including motorcycles and water craft
Pay-off statement for any lien on any vehicle
Personal property inventory, including date of acquisition, cost, and present value of each item, if property division is an issue
Personal property insurance policy, including all riders, if any
Most recent statement of value for all retirement benefits
Portfolio of all stocks, bonds and other securities owned by you
Cash surrender value of any life insurance policy on your life or that of your spouse
Tax returns for the last 5 years, including all attachments
Most recent pay stubs for yourself and your spouse
Income record from all sources, including Unemployment, Worker’s Compensation, second jobs, overtime, strike benefits, etc.
Most recent statement from all creditors
Budget for your living expenses and payment of bills
Credit report for yourself and for your spouse. Do not attempt to run a credit report for your spouse!
Copy of bankruptcy filings, if any, including all schedules, adversarial proceedings, and discharge