HOW DO I FIND INFORMATION ON MY SPOUSE'S ACCOUNTS AND CREDIT CARDS WHEN GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE?
Hi, my name is Lauren Fields. I’m an attorney on the domestic litigation team at Roth Davies. Today I am going to answer some common questions asked to attorneys in divorce cases. How do I find information about my spouse’s separate assets and debts when I don’t have that? The answer is discovery. Discovery is the process where attorneys send requests, either to the source directly such as the bank or a retirement institution or to the individual and they have 30 days to answer those requests for discovery. If for whatever reason your spouse decides they don’t want to participate in discovery, the judge can order sanctions or have them pay your attorneys fees. In the end, generally speaking, you are almost always going to get the information requested. It just might take some time.