Divorce Process: Discovery & Negotiation
What Does the Discovery Process Entail?
Undergoing a divorce, whether it is contested or uncontested, can bring
to light various issues that require swift and effective resolution. At
our Murrieta family law firm, we urge couples to use
collaborative divorce methods to reach agreement on all aspects of their divorce. When this
does not occur, the court will decide for you regarding the matters of
your divorce settlement. In some cases, however, discovery and/or negotiation
will be required to reach a settlement or complete a contested divorce
in court. This is where having a
Murrieta divorce lawyer at your side can make a difference in the final outcome of your case.
Reaching a Divorce Settlement
When spouses cannot agree upon matters related to their divorce or separation,
negotiation can prove to be an invaluable tool. It offers numerous benefits,
including helping spouses save money by avoiding court as well as letting
the parties control the outcome. Many people prefer this as opposed to
having a third party (a judge) rule upon issues that will drastically
affect their lives. Our lawyers are proven negotiators in all aspects
of divorce and
The "discovery" phase of a divorce involves gathering information
about either party in the divorce. This may include disclosures, interrogatories,
admissions of fact, requests for production and depositions. Discovery
is typically only necessary in a contested divorce or situation where
a settlement cannot be reached by both parties. When spouses are going
through a separation or divorce, one spouse may try to hide relevant financial
information such as excess income, assets or revenue from a family-owned
business. Our attorneys work hard to recover hidden funds or assets that
should be subject to joint distribution.
At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we provide personalized service
for those who come to us for assistance. Our Murrieta family lawyers understand
you are depending upon our experience and knowledge of the law to help
you navigate through a tough time. By using the tools of negotiation and
discovery, we strive to reach a successful conclusion in your divorce
case so that matters like
property division and
spousal support can be decided fairly.
Contact Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich today at (951) 506-6654 for a consultation.