Janet Boyle Answers the Question, “What Is Discovery?”
Discovery is the methods that allow one spouse to discover the income, assets, and other relevant information from the other. We utilize document requests, questions under oath, both in writing (interrogatories) or orally (depositions) as well as the issuance of subpoenas. While in Illinois, discovery is to be liberally allowed, we ensure that our client is not harassed through the process. We also try to do as much of the work possible for our clients. We try to streamline and have the impact on the client’s daily life minimized.
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Watch more video FAQs about high net-worth divorce in Illinois:
- What happens if one party’s income plummets during divorce? Why does this happen?
- What should a business owner’s first step be to avoid disruption during divorce?
- In a divorce, do assets always get divided up equally?
- In a high-net-worth divorce, can “hidden assets” always be found?
- If a couple owns a business together, what happens to it when they divorce?
- Are there any unique issues when a professional – a doctor or dentist, for example – is going through a divorce?
- If one spouse spent money on an extramarital affair, can the other spouse reclaim it? What is dissipation?