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Today, it is much more common for couples to go through mediation or the collaborative divorce process when they want to end their marriage. However, litigation is sometimes necessary and in these cases, the couple will have to attend the trial to finalize their divorce. Discovery is an important aspect of any trial, but without having been to trial before, many people are unprepared for it. Below is a brief outline of the discovery process, and what you can expect out of it in the event of divorce.
The discovery phase of divorce begins after the initial complaint is filed and the defendant responds to it. The purpose of the discovery process is to collect information, which is typically financial in nature. You and your attorney can ask the other side for certain information and likewise, they can ask you for certain documents they may need, as well. Discovery ensures that both sides have the same information when trying to resolve disputes. The discovery process will also give you the chance to collect evidence you can use to secure a favorable outcome.
Information is obtained in a number of ways during the discovery process. The most common methods of obtaining information are as follows:
An Illinois family lawyer can determine which methods to use during discovery to give you the best chance of a favorable outcome.
If you are going through a divorce, it is critical that you work with a skilled Hinsdale family lawyer. Even the most amicable divorces can end in litigation and when it does, our knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio are ready. Call us today at 630-920-8855 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.