Texas Discovery: Interrogatories

Texas Discovery:   INTERROGATORIES

In Divorce cases, interrogatories are written questions SERVED upon a party to obtain relevant information. The total number of interrogatories able to be asked is limited by statute. Answers to interrogatories must be verified, meaning you must sign in front of a notary and swear that the information provided is true and correct. Your lawyer can object to an interrogatory on various grounds, such as work product, attorney-client privilege or on the grounds that the question asked is not relevant to the lawsuit. If your attorney has been served with interrogatories in your lawsuit, you will schedule a meeting and go over the questions sought to be answered. http://www.sossilaw.com

Discovery in Divorce: Request for Production

Discovery in Divorce:  Request for Production

In Texas, sending request for production is a discovery tool used by your attorney to require a party to PRODUCE records. Responses to request for production are due approximately 30 day’s from the date they are received. Request for production are usually based upon a computer generated template that involves reviewing typical asset documents. Most clients are also overwhelmed when they are summoned to their lawyer’s office to produce documents.

My advice, immediately start gathering bank statements, credit reports, tax returns, pay stubs and credit card statements before coming into our office. If you have control over your situation, you will feel less overwhelmed and focused on helping your lawyer taking care of your legal needs. http://www.mattsossi.com 6800 Park Ten Blvd #232-E, San Antonio, Texas 78213

Discovery set: Request for Disclosure

Concerning discovery requests In Texas Family Law cases: What are Request for Disclosure(s)?

Discovery sets in Texas typically consist of Request for Disclosure, Interrogatories, Request for Production and Request for Admissions. Responses to Request for Disclosure’s are to be prepared and returned 30 day’s from the date it is received by your attorney. Typically in family law cases, a request for disclosure will first ask to state your correct name, and if there are any potential parties to the suit. More importantly, the request for disclosure will ask you to DISCLOSE the identity of person’s who have knowledge of relevant facts, their addresses and phone numbers. The request for disclosure will also ask you to DISCLOSE any expert’s you have retained and are expected to testify in your case. Prepare your responses to the request for disclosure in a timely manner and then send it to your client as quickly as possible to make sure they can meet the 30 day discovery deadline. http://www.sossilaw.com

The trick to sharing information with your ex WITHOUT COMMUNICATING with them

The trick to sharing information with your ex WITHOUT COMMUNICATING with them

Interacting with an ex can become uncomfortable and the source of repeated conflict. Interaction, to a degree, becomes a necessity for parties to a divorce with children. I recommend that client’s sign up for Family Wizard, a computer software program that allows you to send/tract messages to your ex about the goings on of your children. Family Wizard also allows you to post important events/dates concerning your child. Posting information over the “cloud” minimizes your interaction and allows you to focus on the needs of your child. Family Wizard is now available as an app for all smart phones. Visit http://www.ourfamilywizard.com for more information. http://www.mattsossi.com

What is the Bexar County standing order for divorce cases?

What is the Bexar County standing order for divorce cases?

The standing order in Bexar County is required to be attached to the original petition for divorce. The standing order contains injunctive provisions that the court IMMEDIATELY imposes on BOTH parties once a divorce is filed. The standing order enjoins, or prevents, either party in a divorce from acting inappropriately towards the other party, The standing order prevents a party from taking any action to reduce the value of the marital estate. Violating a standing order may subject a party to contempt proceedings in which the bad actor will be subject to court ordered sanctions. if you have questions concerning your standing order, contact your attorney immediately. Matt Sossi http://www.sossilaw.com

What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

A Qualified domestic relations order or QDRO is a legal order that is entered in conjunction with a divorce decree that changes ownership of a retirement plan to give the divorced spouse their share of the asset or pension plan. The divorced spouse or “alternate payee” is then responsible for any taxes or penalties that are incurred in the event they cash out their distribution. http://www.sossilaw.com