Divorcing? Make Sure to Update Your Legal Documents

What documents should you update after divorce?

The divorce process itself is already one that can be emotionally draining. Having to deal with the important details like legal documents may not be something most divorcing couples want to think about. However, these documents may prove crucial and are, therefore, extremely important to update.

Personal identification documents to update if changing name after divorce

For example, did you legally change your name upon getting married? You’ll likely need to change documents like your passport, driver’s license, and also request a new Social Security card.

Medical records to update after divorce

Odds are that during your marriage, you set your spouse as an authorized person to receive your medical information and they may still be listed as the primary contact in those all-important HIPAA forms. Make sure that you contact the right people to have the person removed if you so choose.

Financial records to update after divorce

Life insurance policies, any retirement plans, annuities, your will, the deed to your home if you’re keeping it, all of these may have your soon-to-be former spouse’s name on them, and again, you may wish to have them removed.

Other documents to update after marriage

  • Health care directive
  • Credit cards
  • Bank and investment accounts
  • Utility bills

More information on preparing for a divorce

This update is provided by the firm Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters.

Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with our Miami FL divorce attorneys.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.