Divorce and Discovery. If the parties do not settle their case within the first three to four months of the filing of the complaint, then the parties must go through the discovery process, based on court rules, the parties must exchange documents and questions regarding marital lifestyle, alimony, custody, child support and equitable distribution of assets and debts. The parties must also file a Case Information Sheet, which lists their current income, last years income and attaches tax returns that are most recent. Parties exchange a Notice to Produce documents and Interrogatories. Discovery is generally only as long and costly as the level of complication of the parties' estate. If both parties are W2 workers and have only retirement accounts and a marital residence as assets, generally discovery is relatively straightforward. If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce attorney for your divorce, and have questions about the discovery process in a divorce, call our NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices.
Mar 22, 2016 @ 10:53 AM — by Michael Green