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Daughter lives in County FL wants to divorce husband of 8.5

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Daughter lives in Lee County FL wants to divorce husband of 8.5 yrs. own no,property, no kids. Cars & credits cards are in her name. No debts except husbands student loans for grad school. No lease for apt. What does she need to do prior to meeting with attorney? What documents will she need? She wants to split savings, checking acct $ which is minimal & have him sign divorce papers & leave so it's simple. She works full time, has the health insurance. He works full time, makes about 30% of her income, he's not very motivated. She has an undergrad degree, he hasa chiropractic degree but hasn't passed his boards after trying for 7 yrs, he's selling health insurance.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

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Ideally, the family law attorney that your daughter contacts will give her a more detailed list of exactly what she should bring to the first meeting (each attorney will conduct their intake interview differently), but in general:

  • Marriage information (hopefully a certificate)
  • Title to any property (real estate, and vehicles)
  • Bank Account Information (usually last 12 month's statements)
  • Debt information (for all debts, not just debt held by the client, again 12 months worth of statements, plus copies of any promissory notes or contracts she may have)
  • Insurance information (car, renters, health)
  • Employer information (for both spouses - contact, salary, bonus structure)
  • Community expense information (ex. phone bill, internet, cable, etc.)
  • List of property (furniture, etc. - this may be delayed, but the more information she has up front, the more quickly the attorney can help arrange for a divorce, some of this can be handled informally, but do try to at least identify high value property (both monetarily or emotional attachment))