Discovery timeline alienation affection


#1

In an alienation of affection case, is there a time limit for the plaintiff to serve the defendant with discovery questions (or vice versa)? I know that the defendant has 30 days to respond (up to 60), but is there a time limit for discovery to actually be given to the other party?
I read that there is a 120 or 150 day limit for discovery to be completed by, but I was wondering when discovery should be expected. It will be one month on November 7th since I accepted the claim; it has been a week since I responded to the complaint.

Also, legal tactic wise, is it better to wait for the other side to serve you with discovery first or give them your questions first?

Thanks!


#2

Each district has local rules for the timing of discovery. Most larger districts automatically generate a discovery scheduling order with all deadlines through the Trial Court Administrator’s office. I would look into the local rules to see how they approach discovery deadlines. You could also contact the Trial Court Administrator’s Office to see if they will be generating a discovery scheduling order.