Welcome to Stage Three of your Dissolution: Discovery Kick-Off and First Financial Affidavit
In this stage, you will meet with your Paralegal to begin the discovery process. Discovery is a pre-trial procedure in which each party obtains evidence from the other party by means of discovery – such as through interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admissions and/or depositions.
You will also complete the first Financial Affidavit.
Financial Affidavits are intended to give a clear and accurate picture of the finances of the marriage. They are not only required by the Court but also play a critical role in settlement discussions. In this phase, you will give us the information we need to prepare your first Financial Affidavit. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to review our draft and swear to its accuracy. Your Financial Affidavit will be updated at other points during the Divorce, so the more you invest in getting the first one correct, the smoother the updates will be down the line.
To help further explain this process, and prepare for your Discovery conference, here are some helpful links. If you have any questions, please reach out to us here!
- Discovery in CT Divorces
- Mandatory Disclosure and Production in CT Family Law
- What Is the Financial Affidavit?
- Key Things to Know About the Financial Affidavit