By GNGF on October 28th, 2022 in
What is Discovery in a Divorce Case? Discovery is a term used by lawyers to describe the time period of a case after an answer has been filed by the opposing party and before the trial where the parties try to gather relevant information and evidence for trial. Under court rules, there are generally a number of different methods for pursuing this process. These include depositions, interrogatories, requests for productions, subpoenas, psychological evaluations, vocational exams, and custody evaluations, to name a few. Discovery can be very costly, but can also be the difference between very poor results at trial and very good results at trial. In most cases, clients will have to make very prudent decisions about the methods they choose, as there will typically not be enough time or money to take all the above-referenced routes. It is also common for attorneys in many divorce cases to agree to informal processes with the opposing lawyer to obtain information without the cost of formal discovery.
If you have any more questions about this process or are in direct need of a divorce attorney in the St. Louis area, consider contacting the experienced divorce and family attorneys of Bardol Law today.