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Separation and Divorce: Personal Information Questionnaire

The processes of divorce and separation are not only emotionally draining, but depending on the circumstances of the case, they can be legally and financially complicated as well. Therefore, if you are considering either option, it is generally advised that you seek the representation of a seasoned divorce attorney to help you through the process and ensure an outcome that meets your short and long-term needs.

In order to represent your best interests, your attorney will likely need certain personal information for both you and your spouse. Hit the ground running (and save yourself some valuable time and money) when meeting with your attorney by having the following information on hand:

 
INFORMATION ABOUT
YOU
INFORMATION ABOUT
YOUR SPOUSE
Name
_____________________ _____________________
Date of Birth
_____________________ _____________________
Sex M_____ F_____ M_____ F_____
Social Security Number
____________________ ____________________
Address, Including County
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
Length of Time at that Address
_______ years _______ years
Previous Address(es) (for last 10 years)
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
Home Telephone Number
____________________ ____________________
Work Telephone Number
____________________ ____________________
Facsimile Number
____________________ ____________________
E-mail Address
____________________ ____________________
Former Name(s)
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
Employers
____________________ ____________________
Position
____________________ ____________________
Employer's Address
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
Length of Time with Employer
_______ years _______ years
Previous Employer(s) (for last 10 years)
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________
Gross Monthly Income
$_________________ $_________________
Other Income
$_________________ $_________________
Source/Amount
________________________
________________________
________________________
________________________
Date of Current Marriage ________________________
Place of Current Marriage ________________________
Date of Separation ________________________
Previous Marriage(s)
Yes ____ No ____ Yes ____ No ____
Ended by:
Death ____
Divorce ____
Date ____
Ended by:
Death ____
Divorce ____
Date ____
Children of Current Marriage
Name Date of Birth Social Security Number With Whom Residing
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
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Children from Other Marriages or Relationships
Name Date of Birth Social Security Number With Whom Residing
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
Physical or Mental Health of Self







Physical or Mental Health of Spouse







Physical or Mental Health of Children







Domestic Abuse or Violence







Child Abuse






Custody or Visitation Issues






Property Disputes





Financial Issues





Other Important Information





Note that this list is not exhaustive. Every case is unique and may involve factors beyond those considered in the list above. Your attorney may need additional documents and information in order to provide the best representation possible, so it is best to check with him or her before your initial meeting.  

More Information

If you do not have one already, you may want to consider retaining a divorce lawyer in your area. In addition, for more general information on legal separation or divorce, feel free to check out FindLaw's section on divorce.

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