What Does Discovery Show in a Divorce?

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What methods are used during the discovery process?

Methods used during the discovery process include interrogatories (written questions), requests for production of documents, depositions (sworn testimonies), requests for admissions, subpoenas, independent financial investigations, and the use of expert witnesses.

Can discovery uncover hidden assets?

Yes, discovery can be effective in uncovering hidden assets. Through document requests, interrogatories, and other methods, both parties have the opportunity to disclose and identify any hidden or undisclosed assets.

How long does the discovery process typically take?

The duration of the discovery process can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the willingness of both parties to provide information, and the court’s schedule. It can range from a few weeks to several months or longer.

What happens if a party fails to comply with the discovery process?

If a party fails to comply with the discovery process, they may face legal consequences, such as being held in contempt of court or facing sanctions. Non-compliance can also result in the court drawing negative inferences or making adverse judgments against the non-compliant party.

Can the information obtained during discovery be used in court?

Yes, the information obtained during the discovery process can be used as evidence in court. It can support the arguments and positions of both parties and contribute to the overall resolution of the divorce case.

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