Rebecca Palmer authored an article published in Attorney at Law Magazine on 5/26. Her column details the ins and outs of the legal discovery process initiated by a lawyer long before the divorce proceeding starts.

“If your divorce is uncontested, the general information acquired during a voluntary discovery process, such as financial documents and credit card statements, will be used as supporting evidence to the alimony and custody agreements you have already discussed and will help you reach an acceptable agreement and divorce sooner,” writes Rebecca. “However, if your soon-to-be ex is not forthcoming regarding income, debt, property ownership, home assessments, or investments, a more formal discovery process should be implemented. There are many ways to obtain pertinent information – interrogatories, depositions, and subpoenas that help your legal representatives get the information they need to represent you.”

Compiling the correct information during a divorce can be daunting, but it can also be the start of something great. “It is an opportunity to reinvigorate your life and the person you are. You don’t need a formal request from the court to start a new life; you just have to choose to rediscover it,” writes Rebecca.

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