If you have a contested divorce, paternity, or modification matter pending with the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, it is likely that the Judge will enter a “discovery deadline” date. This deadline is set by the Judge in order to move the case forward and ensure that both sides are gathering the necessary documents/information to prepare for the ultimate trial in a timely manner. In a contested matter, both sides may gather information and documents that are relevant to the pending case through various discovery “tools” including, but not limited to: Requests for Production of Documents, Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, and by conducting depositions of the other party and/or third-parties. It is imperative that you are mindful of and adhere to the discovery deadline imposed by the Judge; otherwise, you may be precluded from gathering important information that is necessary to adequately prepare your case for trial.
By: Jennifer R. Silva, Esq.
Jennifer Silva is the senior associate at Mavrides Law. Should you require legal assistance or have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mavrides Law at 617-723-9900, or email us at info@MavridesLaw.com
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