If you are considering filing for a Chicago divorce, a DuPage County divorce or a Lake County divorce, or think your spouse may be filing, you may want to gather all financial records and documents. You may need the receipts and bills tosupportyour financial affidavit. If you divorce in Chicago, DuPage or Lake County, thecourt rules require each party to sign a financial affidavit stating their income andmonthly expenses and listing assets and debts. The financial affidavits are generally not filed with the court.You will also want togatherthe tax returns for the last3 years, including allschedules and attachments. If your spouse conducts discovery during the divorce, you may be required to providecredit card and bank statements for the last 3 years as well as other financial documents.There may be other preparations that you should be undertaking depending upon your particular circumstances.Top Chicago divorceattorney Tanya Witt provides her clients withlegal advice that is customized to their unique situations.If youare looking to retain a Chicago divorce lawyer, callTanya Witt at (312) 948-9884 extension 1 or email info@thewittlawfirm.com. The above blog post does not constitute legal advice. Please discuss your specific rights with an attorney.