Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rules of Family Law II

The first rule of family law and divorce is mandatory disclosure. These disclosures are filed shortly after the respondent answers and counters or are in agreement to the divorce terms. Disclosures must include all financial papers including bank account statements, retirement accounts, credit card statements as well as titles to homes and vehicles. It is against the law to hide assets in a divorce case.

The second rule involves interrogatories that need to be filled out. Interrogatories are questions that both parties must answer and you need to respond to each question fully. Third is the request for admissions which include information about custody issues, questionable documents and financial support. Fourth is the deposition phase which includes discussions about topics of contention form custody to financial issues.

Depositions are taken under oath in front of a judge, recorded by court reporters and filed with the court.

DISCLAIMER: This is not legal advice, and should not be construed as legal advice or relied upon as legal advice. nmarangi@pacbell.net

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