Each party is entitled to information from the other party and from third parties regarding any issues relevant to your pending family law matter. The legal procedure for retrieving this information is called discovery. There are several discovery devices such as:
- Interrogatories – written questions requiring written answers to each Interrogatory (question) under oath.
- Request for Production of Documents – written requests for documents that may exist that must be produced if they do exist.
- Subpoenas to Non-Parties – written requests for documents to third parties for production of documents.
- Deposition – a process where the parties and/or other persons (including experts or other witnesses) are required to answer questions under oath with both parties’ lawyers present and the parties present while a court reporter takes down the testimony and prepares a transcript of the testimony.