To-Do List

Red Pen and Checklist

While divorce can sometimes make spouses feel powerless, your Sarasota family attorney can explain that a spouse is an essential part of a case. He or she can assist in the family law case by helping to organize and prepare information that can assist his or her legal team.

Career Steps

One of the primary concerns that clients express to their Sarasota family attorney is what they will do to support themselves. While there are several career-related tasks that an individual may be able to complete to assist his or her case, the actual steps depend on the person’s current condition. For example, if the person is currently employed, he or she should let the boss know if legal appointments or court dates may cause missed work. Individuals who are not currently employed will want to update their resume, research potential positions and begin going on interviews.

Record Keeping

One of the most important ways that a spouse can assist his or her legal team is to gather and organize documents. Some of the documents that are important to locate and organize include:

  • Tax returns
  • Bank statements
  • Retirement account statements
  • Insurance policies and valuations

Additionally, spouses should begin considering which assets they would like to keep and which they can live without. Then, they should prepare a list of these assets and give it to their Sarasota family attorney, along with photographs depicting these items and the date that they were taken.

If you would like more information on how you can assist your legal team in your divorce case, contact Liz Alpert at Alpert Law, P.A. at 941.954.1700.