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Financial Asset and Property Checklist

To follow is a list of all relevant documents that you will want to collect and maintain for use in comprehending and preparing for the impending distribution of marital assets and property. You should also prepare a list of all personal property, including that acquired prior to and during the marriage. Contingent upon your particular situation, not all of the items to be listed will be required. It is recommended that next to each item, note who has actual possession and where it is physically located. If your spouse proves uncooperative in the compilation of such documentation, you may need to enlist the assistance of an attorney-at-law in order to thoroughly protect any and all rights you may have to any asset or property that your spouse may be attempting to withhold for their individual purposes.

TAX RETURNS Federal, State, and Local (past five years)

PAYROLL STUBS and FEDERAL W-2 FORMS (past five years)

BUSINESS TAX RETURNS (Corporate, partnership, or sole proprietorship)

BUSINESS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Net worth - balance sheet or list of assets and liabilities Cash flow or income and expense statement.

RECORDS REGARDING ANY OTHER RECEIVED INCOME (i.e., investment property rental/lease agreements, stock dividends, profit sharing plans, pension benefit payments, etc.)

RECORDS REGARDING MONTHLY LIVING EXPENSES (i.e., monthly billing statements, grocery receipts, etc.)

PRE- and POST-MARITAL (NUPTIAL) AGREEMENTS

ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO PREVIOUS DIVORCE SETTLEMENTS (including property ownership documents)

WILLS AND/OR TRUST DOCUMENTS

STATEMENTS OR DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO:
  • Savings accounts
  • Checking accounts
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Mutual Funds
  • Cash Management accounts
  • Stock Certificates
  • Safe Deposit Box inventory
  • Brokerage firm accounts
  • Credit Union accounts
  • Credit Card accounts
  • Equity Credit Line accounts
  • Commodities
  • Collections (gold, coins, stamps, etc.)
  • Titles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, etc.)

INSURANCE POLICIES
  • Life
  • Automobile
  • Homeowner's (Fire, Hazard, Earthquake, Flood)
  • Personal Umbrella
  • Liability
  • Disability
  • Renter's
  • Health (parents + children)

EMPLOYEE / GROUP INSURANCE BENEFITS (for both spouses)
  • Medical
  • Life
  • Disability

BENEFITS
  • Expense accounts
  • Automobile allowances
  • Cafeteria plans
  • Sick pay
  • Stock options
  • Travel allowances
  • Bonuses
  • Deferred compensation
  • Military
  • Severance pay
  • Vacation pay

RETIREMENT PLANS
  • 401 K plans
  • Money purchase plans
  • Employee Stock Option plans
  • Tax Sheltered Annuities
  • Keoghs
  • Profit sharing plans Thrift plans Defined benefit plans IRA or SEP-IRAs Roth IRAs

STATEMENTS OR DOCUMENTS RELATING TO:
  • Inheritances, gifts, etc.
  • Personal Injury Awards

REAL ESTATE RECORDS (for all properties owned: Principal residence, Second home, Investment property)
  • Original Mortgage / Deed of Trust
  • Copy of Note
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Uniform Residential / Commercial Appraisal Reports
  • Rental / Lease Agreements

INFORMATION ON DEBTS AND LIABILITIES
  • Promissory notes (mortgage, etc.)
  • Personal loan documents
  • Secured loan documents
  • Insurance payments
  • Medical and Dental expenses
  • Utility, telephone, television cable bills
  • Grocery receipts
  • Laundry and Cleaning
  • Miscellaneous Household items
  • Clothes
  • Incidentals
  • Dues (union, club, etc.)
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Attorney fees

HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND ANTIQUES (be very detailed and specific)

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