What to Bring to the Consultation

Your consultation with Edwards & Associates will be much more productive if we are provided certain documents. If you have a large number of documents, please make copies prior to your arrival, so we can spend the consultation time discussing your case, rather than making copies. If you do not have access to all of the documents, you can bring them to our office later. Prior to the consultation, fill out a case intake sheet and email it to us.

Divorce Cases

  • Your Domestic Financial Affidavit. (You cannot save this file to your computer. Fill it out and print.)
  • Tax returns, W2s, 1099s, and documentation of income of you and your spouse for the past 5 years.
  • Recent statements for IRA, 401-K or other retirement and/or pension plans for you and your spouse.
  • Any evidence such as pictures, tapes, recordings or other evidence that corroborates what you are alleging (such as infidelity, domestic violence, financial irresponsibility, etc.).
  • Any information relating to the marital home — mortgages, tax assessed value, appraisals, etc.
  • All recent bank statements for both spouses, showing the current balance.
  • Any pleadings that have been filed in the current case, or in any related case.

 

Adoption Cases

  • For each child to be adopted: each adoptee: birth certificate, any guardianship documentation.
  • For the Birth Parents: most recent child support order / legitimation orders / DNA test results / death certificates / divorce decrees.
  • For the Adoptive Parents: marriage license / most recent child support order / legitimation orders / DNA test results / death certificates / divorce decrees.

 

Other Family Law Cases (Modification, Custody, Legitimation, Contempt, Visitation)

  • Your Domestic Financial Affidavit filled out. (You cannot save this file to your computer. Fill it out and print.)
  • Your Tax returns, W2s, 1099s, and documentation of income for the past 5 years.
  • Any evidence such as pictures, tapes, recordings or other evidence that corroborates what you are alleging (such as infidelity, domestic violence, financial irresponsibility, etc.).
  • All of your recent bank statements, showing the current balance.
  • Any pleadings that have been filed in the current case, or in any related case. For modifications, it is essential that you bring the order that you want to modify. It will be difficult to give advice without reviewing the order that needs to be modified.
  • For contempt cases, any evidence that you have regarding whether the order is being followed.

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