Your attorney has told you that you need to fill out an "Inventory & Appraisement" form in your divorce case. You get tired just thinking about it. You also have a deadline which increases your anxiety. Why is this document so important? Yes, it will take some time to prepare. And you may not enjoy preparing it, especially if you aren't sure of the details. But it is crucial to your … [Read more...] about Why is my Inventory and Appraisement so Important to my Divorce Case?
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, it surely does. "I don't have time for this", our clients … [Read more...] about Why do I have to deal with this Annoying Discovery?
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 include a deposition or subpoenas to bring documents or things. It also includes … [Read more...] about What can Happen if you Refuse to Answer Discovery in your Case
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 spouse's knowledge or consent. 2. Fraudulent spouse applies for credit in … [Read more...] about Financial Fraud in a Marriage
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). Some people know little to nothing about their spouse's retirement plan and may not even know … [Read more...] about Spouse Refuses to Share Retirement Plan Information
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 promptly. When your attorney or the legal staff have a question for you, read/listen carefully and answer the … [Read more...] about Help your Attorney Prepare Your Divorce Case for Court
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 a business lawsuit or a contested divorce, you should be prepared to answer discovery requests in your case. 2. The … [Read more...] about Why it is Important to Answer Discovery in your Case