Divorce Check List

1. Custodial arrangements for the children (joint legal; joint physical; sole)

2. Visitation/parenting time/change of domicile

3. Child support (shared economic responsibility?)

4. Uninsured medical, dental, hospital, pharmaceutical, and psychological expenses for the children

5. Medical insurance for the children

6. Income tax exemptions regarding the children-who will claim them

7. COBRA or medical insurance for a former spouse for up to 3 years from the
entry of the divorce judgment where applicable

8. Alimony/spousal support (modifiable, nonmodifiable)

9. Property division

10. Division of real estate, transfers, and deeds

11. Making sure that all investments are covered including limited partnerships,
stocks, bonds, options and savings

12. The handling of debts

13. Pensions, IRA accounts, 401K transfers, Qualified Domestic Relations Order

14. Personal property including furniture, furnishings, art ,and collectible

15. Motor vehicles, including trailers and boats

16. Valuation of closely held practices; degrees

17. Handling of premarital property; separate property; inheritances; gifts

18. Income taxes (whether there will be joint filings; the handling of refunds/taxes

19. Other taxation issues (regarding property settlement, alimony, etc.)

20. Bankruptcy issues, protection in case one spouse does go bankrupt.

21. Clauses to hold other spouse harmless and indemnification in case someone
fails to live up to his or her obligations

22. How to handle the discovery of hidden assets

23. Spouse abuse and restraining orders

24. Restoration of a prior maiden name

25. Proper security, such as life insurance policies as protection for child support
payments, alimony/spousal support payments, and/or property payments in the event of death

26. Attorney fees and/or mediator, accountant, and other expert fees and payment of

27. College education for children and/or spouse

28. Provisions for review in certain circumstances such as with regard to child
support and/or spousal support; custody/parenting time and fraud

29. Clauses such as payment for summer camps and/or religious training and/or
upbringing or other special situations involving children

30. Mutual release clauses; disclosure of assets clauses; execution of documents