Discovery in Texas Family Law Cases
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If you or your spouse file for divorce or have a dispute about child support
or alimony, the final order by the court is determined by the financial
information available. If some information is left off or not made known,
parties are not able to renegotiate the settlement or request a new trial.
To ensure you and your spouse are being truthful about their finances,
discovery is a stage of the divorce process where facts related to income
are collected to help the parties create a divorce agreement.
At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we have a thorough understanding of the
discovery process in family law cases. Our Spring family law attorney
can guide you through the intricacies of the discovery proceedings to
ensure that your spouse isn’t hiding assets and all financial information
is accounted for to help the court make a final decision.
How Discovery Applies to Family Law Cases
The purpose of discovery is to obtain information relating to each spouse’s
income, assets, and debts. If you are interested in obtaining child support,
the amount of support depends on how much both parents earn. Discovery
can also apply to determine spousal support and factors into how property
is divided in equitable distribution.
Cooperation from each spouse is required. However, if your spouse fails
to respond to discovery requests, you or your lawyer can file a motion
with the court to enforce the request or face being held in contempt of
court. Additionally, you can allow third parties to gain access to your
spouse’s financial information.
If you believe your spouse is hiding assets, you can hire a forensic accountant
to evaluate the documentation you’ve collected. These professionals
possess the experienced and knowledge to identify any indications of concealment
attempts by your spouse.
Ready to Start the Discovery Process Today
Discovery is a valuable tool in building your family law case. The more
information you obtain, the better you can prove your argument for child
custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and property division. In
order to follow the requirements of the procedure and meet the specific
deadlines, our Spring family law attorney can help you in each step of
If you are interested in experienced legal services,
contact us and schedule a free consultation today.