Discovery And The Divorce Process
The discovery process as related to divorce cases is usually the most time-consuming aspect of a marriage dissolution. At Reich & Truax, PLLC, our family law attorneys can help guide you through every step of your divorce.
Each party must prepare a financial affidavit within 30 days of the return date, at which point the affidavit will be updated periodically during the proceedings. The financial affidavit sets forth the current income, assets, liabilities and expenses of that party. While time-consuming to prepare, it is of the utmost importance that the financial affidavit be absolutely correct.
In addition to providing a financial affidavit, the parties may each submit requests for production to the other party, requesting that he or she produce enumerated documents. The party upon whom the request for production is served will have 60 days to respond to those documents.
Interrogatories And Depositions
Another discovery tool is interrogatories. These are written questions which one party is requested to answer in writing. Those answers must be given in 60 days, although an extension may be requested.
Depositions of the parties or other witnesses may be taken during the course of the action. A deposition is where one party is asked questions under oath, typically by the opposing attorney, in front of a court reporter who makes a stenographic record of the answers.
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Each of the discovery tools has many strategic and technical components which should be discussed with your attorney. To schedule an initial consultation, call 203-254-9877 or contact us online. We serve clients in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut.