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It’s Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce by James J. Gross

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CHAPTER3

Research and Documents

Once you have decided to get a divorce and you have taken some initial actions to protect yourself, you will want to begin the process of gathering facts and documents. You could hire a private investigator to find information for you or you could wait until you have filed for divorce to ask for information under the court’s rules for discovery. Informal and early discovery will save time and money in the long run.

Do the Research Before You Leave

Some records will be easier to find while you and your spouse are still living together. So start looking for the records you will need for your case now. Documents might be found in desk drawers, safe deposit boxes, file cabinets, briefcases, automobiles, and other ...

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