We often use words that we are familiar with but others may not understand. This is very true when it comes to law. Because we deal with the court system everyday we are used to how things operate. But, for those people who are going through a divorce or child custody or child support case, the terms can be confusing and difficult to understand.
One such word is “Discovery.” We aren’t talking about what explorers do, but we are talking about the litigation process. Discovery means the process by which we gather and collect evidence and information necessary to prove a point or particular facts of the case. There are different ways to conduct discovery. You may hear us talk about interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admission and such. These are words that describe different methods of doing discovery.
Each case requires a different approach to discovery. While some cases may require subpoenas and depositions, other cases may only need written discovery like interrogatories. Regardless of the form used, understand that discovery is an important part of your family law case. There are always two sides to every story and the discovery process helps us prove our side of the story.