The Discovery Process in a Divorce

As an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, I often speak to clients about the discovery process in a divorce.

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  • Divorce discovery is the process by which you gather documents, data, and information such as tax returns, 401Ks, stocks, investments, et cetera. It allows you time, and offers ways to find the information you need.
  • The term, subpoena, means, “Give me the information.” You might send a subpoena to a bank, investment house, or retirement asset to find out what’s in the 401K, when the last loan was taken, or when contributions were made.
  • You can really help your lawyer before you even start the process by gathering information and making copies of everything you can. Go online and see what you can look at. Then, print, download, take screen shots, and help your attorney through the information-gathering process. It’s an invaluable way to learn what you have to be divided. Discuss the discovery process with your attorney.
  • You can send a subpoena to an out-of-state bank, although you may have to retain counsel in that state to obtain a court order that allows the subpoena to work.
  • It is important, as you go through the discovery period, to get all the information you need to make informed decisions and get divorced.

Are you about to go through a divorce and want to ensure that you are getting everything you are owed? Contact experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Christopher Leon Garibian.

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