What should you bring to a first meeting with your attorney?

During the divorce process, you will need to provide documentation of information such as ID, assets, debts, tax returns and more. If you are coming to meet your attorney for the first time, please bring the following:

  • Identifying information for you and your children (such as birth certificates or passports)
  • Pay stubs
  • Tax return from the previous year
  • Questions you have
  • Retainer
  • Any prenuptual agreements or other legal documents

Click here for a printable list of documents you may be asked to bring to future meetings.

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It is always acceptable to email any of the foregoing information to your attorney, if available.

Collaborative Law

If possible, before your initial meeting, please review the information on Collaborative Divorce at www.nkydivorce.com for residents of Northern Kentucky, or www.collaborativelaw.com for those who live in Ohio.