Information Protected from Discovery
Civil cases have many required steps, such as filing the petition, service, filing a response, and properly noticing the other party of any hearings, just to name a few. Family law is no exception to these steps and requirements. Discovery is a step that is taken in most divorce or custody cases, especially those that […]Read More
Informal versus Formal Discovery
Any attorney will tell you that the key to helping a client successfully achieve his or her goals is ample preparation. This is no less true in family law and custody cases, especially as there are many facts and nuances that are relevant to helping a client achieve his or her goals for the family. […]Read More
Discovery In Probate Cases
Legal cases require many important steps. These steps include filing the original petition, making sure the parties are properly served, and attending any temporary hearings, just to name a few. One step that is included in many civil cases is discovery. During discovery, each side can obtain information and documents from the other side using […]Read More
Repercussions for Failure to Respond to Discovery
Family law and divorce are, by their very nature, highly personal proceedings. The issues involved with these types of cases often include your personal finances, how you raise your children, and how you interact with your spouse. Although most people expect to have to share these details with their attorneys or in open court, if […]Read More
Do I Have to Do Discovery?
Most people understand that the legal process has many rules and important procedural steps. Family law is no exception to this. Any family law case will begin with filing a petition with the court requesting specific relief, such as a divorce or a modification of a current custody order. One step that happens in most […]Read More
Maximizing Discovery Usefulness
Divorce can be a long process, and there are many important steps along the way. These steps may seem cumbersome or unnecessary at the time when you are in the middle of your own divorce, but each step is designed to help the court to make a fair decision when the parties reach the final […]Read More
What Information Can I Keep Secret In a Divorce?
Most people understand that divorce is an exhausting and often invasive process. If you and your spouse are not able to reach a settlement quickly, the process can stretch out for months or even years. Because getting a divorce is an inherently personal process, it should come as no surprise that you and your spouse […]Read More
What to Do if Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets
Every divorce in Minnesota will end with a court order dividing assets. For some marriages, that will be a highly contentious issue either because of the value of the assets or because of the emotional attachment one or both spouses has to the asset. Although in the vast majority of cases the spouses are straight […]Read More
Written Discovery Basics
Although divorce, custody, and other family law cases deal with the most personal details of the lives of the parties involved, they arise as a part of a lawsuit and are subject to the same rules as other court cases. As with other proceedings, the parties have the right to obtain information about and from […]Read More
What is Discovery?
As with any type of legal proceeding, the success of your divorce or child custody case will depend in large part on the strength of the evidence you have to support your claims. It is essential that you have reliable and admissible evidence in order to back up your requests to the court. One way […]Read More