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Discovery in Divorce Proceedings

One of the terms that you will hear frequently on your way to a divorce court trial, is “discovery.” The term basically refers to a legal process, that is specifically designed to collect information during the divorce. Information is collected from each party, including information that will be used by the parties in court.

The process of discovery actually makes it easy for each party to be well-prepared in court. Parties must have access to the information they need, and know what arguments will be presented in court by the other party. The discovery process can be time-consuming, but can be very helpful. There can be few other ways for you to find the information that you need, and even if you find this information you may not necessarily find that it is admissible in court.

There are several stages in the discovery process. The first is the full disclosure stage, in which you will request certain items that you will need to present your case. The next stage is the interrogatories stage where you will send a list of questions to the opposing side. The other side will have a time limit of 30 days in which they must send you a response. The other side will also send you a list of questions that you must respond to before the deadline.

You will be required to submit documents, like bank account statements, income statements and other types of documents.

Finally, the discovery process will involve a process of deposition in which you will take testimony of any witnesses that are involved in the divorce court trial.

This is general information about discover. To understand more about what you can expect during discovery, speak to a Colorado divorce lawyer.