When can I expect opposing party’s counsel to begin discovery ahead of an April 30th custody hearing? What documents are requested in a standard discovery? We were never married and have never lived together.
Not all parties choose to do discovery. If your opposing party intends to do formal discovery and there is a permanent custody trial on 4/30/20, then you could expect to be served with formal discovery at any time between now and the end of February. The closer you get to the trial date, the less likely it becomes that you will be served with formal discovery.
You can expect interrogatories (written questions and answers), request for production of documents (e.g. pictures, medical records, resume, etc.), and/or depositions (spoken questions and answers similar to a trial and documented by a court reporter).
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