The short answer: a lot of information. Within 30 days of filing your complaint for divorce, you need to file what’s called a Case Information Statement (CIS). This is basically the most important document you are going to file with the court for the entirety of your divorce matter. It lists your personal information, the issues at stake in the divorce, your income, your spouse’s income, your tax information, your current income information, your monthly budget, your anticipated monthly budget post-divorce, and your assets and liabilities.
Like I said, a lot of information.
If you want to take a peek as to what lies ahead, I’ve uploaded a sample CIS form for your review here: CIS.
Generally gathering this information is the most difficult part of the divorce process. Oftentimes, one party will refuse to provide certain information. This is when lawyers become important to guide you through the process.
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