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Things you can do to reduce the cost of your divorce…

  1. Work on a history of your marriage in chronological fashion, start with the day before you met your spouse, include every single event, how everything was purchased and sold, trace all of the assets tangible or otherwise.
  2. Gather all financial records, start with bank accounts statements for the past three years, tax returns, credit cards statements, copies of deeds, title of vehicles, business records and ledgers, and financial documents on the computer.
  3. If custody of your children is an issue than make a separate list of every single thing you have done for the children since they were conceived.
  4. Write down a list of questions for your lawyer on a weekly basis and call him or her once per week.
  5. Prepare your Statement of Net Worth, which shall include all of your months expenses, assets and liabilities.
  6. If you own a business, which was acquired during the marriage then you must gather all of you financial records, including your general ledger for the past three years or more.
  7. Pick up a hobby and/or volunteer your time at the local community organization to keep you mind occupied.
  8. Listen to your attorney and follow his/her advice.

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING: Information herein and is not intended to be, legal advice. This sample legal document is provided as part of a free public educational service by Zachary Irtaza Riyaz, Esq., attorney at law in the State of New York (Westhampton – Tel. 516-234-0348), for reference only. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE ABOUT A SPECIFIC LEGAL PROBLEM, NOR DOES IT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. Due to the importance of the individual facts of every case, the generalizations I make may not necessarily be applicable to any particular case. Statutes and codes such as Domestic Relations Law (DRL)are frequently amended and may affect the validity of the above legal document and no representation is made that the above sample is going to be enforceable in the future.Changes in the law could at any time make parts of this web site content obsolete. Updated statutes and codes may be available at the New York State Legislature Website. No statute or sample legal document should be relied on without understanding controlling case law which may further interpret it. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IF LEGAL ADVICE IS REQUIRED THE SERVICES OF A COMPETENT ATTORNEY WILL BE CONSULTED.

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