Interrogatories: How an Overwhelming Task Might Help Win Your Case

Often, the most overwhelming part of a divorce case is discovery which begins with interrogatories. Basically, interrogatories are a long list of questions that can help you to obtain all necessary and relevant documents and information in your case. As a result, the parties and court can begin to decide how to fairly divide property and how to deal with other possible issues in your case.

The process begins when the opposing side drafts a set of questions that they feel are fundamental issues in your case and serve them upon your attorney. They often boil down to two main topics: finances and children. While often repetitive, it is essential to answer these questions truthfully as they are answered under oath. Your attorney will be able to help you answer all necessary information and avoid giving away irrelevant information.

Your attorney may also serve interrogatories on your spouse’s attorney to obtain necessary information from your spouse that could be a determining factor in your case. As most states will limit the number of questions that can be asked, it is imperative to only ask pertinent questions. Illinois allows each party twenty eight days from date of service to answer the interrogatories and return the completed documents to the opposing side.

While the discovery process can be quite emotional, and time consuming. it is imperative to your case that you are honest with your attorney about the facts and documents that may surface. Our family law group is ready to serve you through every stage of your case. To schedule a consultation for our Cook County family law, Will County family law, or DuPage County family law service, call us today at 815-600-8950 or contact us online.


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