Greetings. No more than 50 interrogatories, including subparts, can be asked without leave of the court. Yes, your ex may do the same thing, if he has a wise attorney. You should only provide the information requested and that information which your attorney agrees to provide.
Yes, you are correct that interrogatories take a long time. In the meantime though, many other things should be happening. Court dates should be set, witnesses interviewed, settlement negotiations, setting depositions, etc. All these things move cases along towards resolution.
Never believe an attorney if they tell you that divorces take years. That is not true, unless there are serious issues with the case and possibly appeals. Most cases in our office resolve in 60 days out of court and within 3-6 months after filing an action, if one is deemed necessary. Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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