Common Documentary Evidence In A Divorce Trial

The following is a list of some of the more common documents that your family law attorney may decide to use at your trial. It is not an exhaustive list. ✓ Appraisals: antiques, autos, collectibles and collections, jewelry, personal property, and real estate. ✓ Bank account statements: checking, savings, money market. ✓ Bills for monthly expenses, i.e., utilities, auto loans, other recurring expenses. ✓ Bills paid for which a claim for reimbursement is being made. ✓ Brokerage and investment account statements. ✓ Business audits, compilations or other certified financial reports. ✓ Business banking account statements. ✓ Business credit card records. ✓ Business expense reports evidencing travel, entertainment, corporate credit card use and the like, by a non-business owning (employee) party. ✓ Business income tax returns with all supporting documents, schedules and attachments (including payroll tax returns). ✓ Business management reports or information, such as accounts receivable/payable ledgers, payroll records, marine and scheduled personal property insurance policies, and the like. ✓ Business valuation reports. ✓ Buy-sell, limited liability corporation, shareholder or partnership agreements. ✓ Car and vehicle titles, purchase contracts, and other supporting documentation. ✓ Casino play or line of credit records. ✓ Certificates of deposit. ✓ Children’s account statements, such as college accounts, UTMA accounts, etc. ✓ Child custody evaluation reports. ✓ Children’s expenses, such as orthodontia, school registration and extracurricular expenses. ✓ Children’s income tax returns. ✓ Children’s report cards. ✓ College or post high school education statements for ongoing expenses, or student loans incurred for past attendance. ✓ Corporate/business organizational documents, such as articles of incorporation, corporate minute books, stock registers, annual reports filed with state/local officials, etc. ✓ Credit card statements. ✓ Deeds for real estate. ✓ Deferred compensation plan statements and supporting documents. ✓ Documents downloaded or obtained from social networking site searches, such as Facebook, Myspace, Youtube, and internet dating services. ✓ Expert witness reports. ✓ Federal estate and gift and state inheritance tax returns. ✓ Home equity loan or line of credit statements. ✓ Home mortgage account statements, including escrow account information. ✓ Homeowner association dues statements and relevant organizational documents, such as bylaws and rules. ✓ Home valuation appraisals or marketing analysis. ✓ Income tax returns with all schedules and attachments, including forms W-2, 1099, K-1 and identifying withholding documentation. ✓ Installment loan statements. ✓ Insurance policies, life, health and homeowners with scheduled personal property riders. ✓ IRA and other non-qualified retirement plan statements. ✓ Keough, SEP and other private retirement plan statements and organizing documents. ✓ Life insurance cash value statements. ✓ Mortgage and other security instruments. ✓ Outstanding unpaid medical bills and other health related obligations. ✓ Paystubs and other evidence of year to date income. ✓ Photos, videos, and electronic recordings. ✓ Probate documents such as filed wills, receipts and reports of distribution evidencing your receipt of assets by way of inheritance or gift. ✓ Qualified retirement plan statements, plan descriptions and supporting documents. ✓ Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. ✓ Real estate closing documents, including HUD-1, RESPA statements. ✓ Real estate listing agreements. ✓ Real estate purchase contracts. ✓ Safe deposit box inventory. ✓ Second home and timeshare documents. ✓ Trust documents, including supporting schedules. ✓ Wills.

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