By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
Clients come in for a consultation for information. They either are thinking about getting out of a bad marriage or relationship, or their spouse has mentioned something about a split. I often get the question, how do I protect myself?
The first easy piece of advice is PHOTOGRAPH EVERYTHING. That includes the cars, the boat, the grand piano, grandmother’s sterling silver, jewelry, antiques, paintings, and collections such as wine, coins, stamps, even the big screen.
The second easy piece of advice is PHOTOCOPY EVERYTHING. The wine lists, coin and stamp logs, mortgages, car titles, deeds, corporate documents, bank statements, credit card bills, income statements, tax returns, pay stubs, investment accounts, whatever you can get your hands on.
Drop the cartons of pics and copies off to your lawyer. Don’t leave them in the trunk of you car!
Lastly, don’t leave car keys, wedding rings and other small valuables lying around the house. They have a tendency to be “stolen”. For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.