Your financial information should always be secure – and your Charlotte divorce lawyer may recommend that you back up your Quicken® data files as soon as possible in order to safeguard them.
Without backups, you could lose your Quicken® data files; you also run the risk of someone tampering with them. If your Charlotte divorce lawyer asks you to copy your data files, it’s because he or she is looking out for your best interests. Make sure you copy your files to a secure location and, if possible, make several copies.
Why Your Charlotte Divorce Lawyer May Need Copies of Your Quicken® Data Files
Your Charlotte divorce lawyer may need copies of your data files in order to reconcile inconsistencies between your and your spouse’s statements. The court may also ask that your Charlotte divorce lawyer provide copies of your data files, or your Charlotte divorce lawyer may need them to help the court determine child support amounts and settle questions regarding financial obligations between you and your spouse.
How to Copy Your Quicken® Data Files
You can copy your data files to a disc or a removable storage device – whatever is most convenient for you. Either method of backup will allow you to easily share digital copies of your data files with your Charlotte divorce lawyer.
Removable Storage Device: Select the “File” menu within Quicken®. Choose “Backup and Restore” and then “Backup Quicken File.”
Choose your removable storage device’s location from the “Select the disk drive and path to the backup folder” field. If you wish to rename the file, you may do so. Click “OK” to make a copy of your data file.
Disc: Create a new folder on your computer. You’ll use this folder to store your backup data so that you can burn it on a compact disc or DVD. Open the “File” menu and choose “Backup.” When prompted, select “On my computer.”
Find the “Select the disk drive and path to the backup folder” field, click “Browse” and locate the folder you created for backups. Click “OK.”
Once the file has been copied to your backup folder, you may use your computer’s CD- or DVD-burning software to add the data to a disc.
Sharing the Files with Your Charlotte Divorce Lawyer
If your Charlotte divorce lawyer requests copies of your Quicken® data files, you can provide them digitally. You can send the files to your Charlotte divorce lawyer through email, share the disc or removable storage device or print copies. The method you choose to share your data files with your Charlotte divorce lawyer will depend on how quickly your Charlotte divorce lawyer needs them, what they will be used for, and how technically proficient you are.