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I have an appointment scheduled. What do I bring?

When you're heading to Anastasiya Patel Law for a divorce consultation or meeting, it's important to bring several key items to ensure that the process goes smoothly and efficiently. Here's a checklist of things you might need:

1. Identification: Bring a government-issued photo ID like your driver's license or passport.

2. Financial Documents: Gather documents related to your finances, including:

- Tax returns for the past few years

- Bank statements

- Investment account statements

- Retirement account statements (401(k), IRA, etc.)

- Mortgage documents

- Loan documents

- Credit card statements

- Any other relevant financial records

3. Property Documents: If you own property together, bring:

- Deeds

- Titles

- Property tax assessments

- Home appraisal documents

4. Documentation of Assets and Debts: Make a list of all your assets and debts, including:

- Real estate

- Vehicles

- Personal belongings of significant value

- Debts such as mortgages, loans, and credit card balances

5. Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement: If you have a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement, bring a copy.

6. Child Custody and Support Information: If you have children, bring any relevant information regarding custody arrangements, child support payments, and child-related expenses.

Text messages of other parent not co-parenting, failing to appear at designated times, etc.

7. Questions and Concerns: Write down any questions or concerns you have about the divorce process, property division, child custody, alimony, etc. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you get all the information you need during your meeting.

8. Notes about Your Situation: If there are specific details about your marriage, separation, or reasons for divorce that you want to discuss with your lawyer, jot them down beforehand so you don't forget to mention anything important.

9. Emotional Support: Divorce can be emotionally challenging, so consider bringing a trusted friend or family member with you for support if you think it would be helpful.


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