For many couples, a fairy tale wedding doesn't end in "happily ever after." Marriages can end for many reasons; some end amicably, some end with pain and anger, some end in relief. Some divorces are quick and simple, others are complicated by complex financial issues, domestic violence, and/or children. Adam Schneider has negotiated hundreds of divorces.
Once you have decided to separate from your spouse, you need to begin organizing documents on your financial situation. These include bank statements, brokerage statements, tax returns, pay stubs, and any other income-related documents requested by your attorney. You also need to collect documentation of living expenses for you and your children, if any. Your attorney needs honest answers and cooperation to work out the best terms for you.