Divorce Worksheets and Checklists
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The legal team at Miller Law Group, P.C. has prepared several free worksheets, checklists and other planning documents to help you prepare for the divorce process:
- The Massachusetts Divorce Process: Learn the different steps and procedures of the Massachusetts Family Court process with this Chronology of a Divorce Action, which shows how the process flows and the steps involved.
- Checklist for Hiring a Divorce Lawyer: Learn the questions to ask attorneys when you interview and attempt to find the right fit for you and your case.
- Documents and Information to Obtain: Here is the list of information you'll need to compile for yourself and for your spouse before starting the process.
- In a Divorce, Who Gets What?: Settlements in equitable distribution states such as Massachusetts do not need to be equal, but they should be considered fair and equitable. Several factors are taken into account, including the length of the marriage, conduct of each spouse, and needs of the parties when dividing assets. This worksheet outlines many of these factors involved.
- Income and Asset Analysis: When dividing assets and debt, start by taking a full inventory of the marital estate. Basics include any income or assets held by either spouse or acquired during the marriage including retirement plans, pension plans, 401ks, IRAs, deferred compensation, stock options, bonus compensation, commission, club memberships, brokerage accounts, stocks, bonds, bank accounts, closely-held or family-owned businesses, medical practices, real estate, card collections, artwork, tax refunds, etc. Use this checklist to consider all possible items.
- Child Care Checklist: If you're in a custody battle, this will help you highlight the level of involvement you've had with day-to-day child care tasks.
- Holiday and Vacation Schedule: When outlining your parenting schedule, school holidays and vacations are essential elements. Use this schedule to help plan.
- Children's Expenses: When outlining your expenses, it is essential to include all of the expenses relating to your children, including child care, school, sports and other activities. Our attorneys have helped identify potential areas to consider.
- Child Visitation Record: Keep clear and accurate documentation of parenting and visitation schedules. These records create a clear picture of what's really happened versus more "he said-she said" controversy between you and your co-parent.
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