We know this process seems overwhelming; just take it one step at a time. Here are the first few steps to be taken in advance of separation.
1. Gather documents that will be needed to determine family expenses:
- 5 years of tax returns;
- 3 years of bank statements, including check registers or cancelled checks;
- 3 years of credit card statements;
- Recent credit report;
- Current balances on all outstanding debt;
- Current pay stubs.