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4. Prepare a Detailed Marital History:

Essentially, you should try to chronologically summarize all of the salient facts related to your relationship with your spouse. Although it may seem like a daunting task, you should chronologically address each of the following points:

  1. Length of courtship;
  2. Timing of engagement;
  3. Financial and non-financial contributions to marriage;
  4. History of domestic Violence or abuse;
  5. Breakdown of marriage;
  6. Physical and emotional health of each party;
  7. Employment history of each party;
  8. Marital lifestyle (see #5 below);
  9. “Statutory Factors” related to custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution. (Your attorney can provide these to you.)

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