Discovery is part of your divorce process in which the attorneys attempt to learn as much about the facts of your case as possible. Through a variety of methods, both lawyers will request information from you, your spouse, and potential witnesses in your case.
Both you and your spouse are required to complete Financial Affidavits and provide certain “mandatory disclosure” documents. A Financial Affidavit is completed using a form provided by your attorney. In addition, the court requires both parties to provide specific documents, for example, income records, bank statements, credit card statements, and other documents evidencing marital debts.
Discovery can take anywhere from a few weeks to a number of months, depending upon the factors such as the complexity of the case, the cooperation of you and your spouse, and whether expert witnesses are involved.