Why do I have to deal with this Annoying Discovery?

During divorce cases, we hear a lot of strong feelings from our clients regarding answering discovery requests.  The feelings expressed are not positive ones and some include explicit language we can’t repeat here. Well, we understand that. Answering discovery requires a lot of organization, searching for information, and TIME.  Yes,…

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What can Happen if you Refuse to Answer Discovery in your Case

Discovery.  Most people hate it. If you are a party to a divorce, or any other type of adversarial lawsuit (child support, modification, probate contest, contract suit, neighbor dispute, suit for money or property, and many other types of case) you may be served what is called “discovery”. The term “discovery” can…

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Financial Fraud in a Marriage

Financial fraud in a marriage can occur in various ways.  Usually, but not always, the violating spouse has more power and/or earning capacity than the other spouse. Ways in which financial fraud can occur: 1. Fraudulent spouse spends money on extramarital relationships or on other family members without the innocent…

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Spouse Refuses to Share Retirement Plan Information

Depending on how long you have been married and when your spouse earned his or her retirement, you may be entitled to a share in your divorce. An individual may even have more than one retirement plan – (due to employment with the government/armed services, or multiple positions during working career).…

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Help your Attorney Prepare Your Divorce Case for Court

When going through a divorce it is normal to feel that things are out of your control.    It can be helpful to take some constructive action in helping your attorney prepare your case. Here are some proactive things that you can do. Answer calls and emails from your attorney…

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Why it is Important to Answer Discovery in your Case

Unhappy about Discovery requests in your case? Read on to see why it is important to take them seriously… 1. You can’t just ignore it- You are required by Texas law and procedure to answer discovery when you are involved in an active legal case.  If you are involved in…

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