If you don’t really know what your priorities are, you won’t know what to ask for – and what to fight for, if necessary – and what you can live without. Saying “I want it all!” is useful neither to you nor your lawyer. Use this worksheet to help you identify your priorities before entering into serious negotiations, and share this information with your lawyer. If you need more space, copy this worksheet onto separate pages of a legal or letter-sized pad; use the top half of each page to list your priorities, and the bottom half to list your spouse’s. Add or delete items to suit your individual case.
A handy checklist of all the documentation you will need.
Disclosure: Jamie Minster is not an attorney or accountant, nor does she provide legal advice. All the guidance and information provided is financial and should not be looked upon as legal or tax advice. Please consult an attorney or tax advisor about the laws in your location.