Do I have to respond to discovery questions in a divorce?
Yes, unless you can persuade the court that some or all of the discovery requests:
- violate the rules governing discovery, such as exceeding the number of discovery requests allowed;
- are unreasonable and/or disproportional (given the needs of the case);
- are not legitimate but instead serve the purpose of causing you annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden or expense; and/or
- are not reasonably likely to lead to discoverable evidence can be sought through discovery.
If the court agrees with these kinds of arguments, then the court can order that you are under no obligation to respond to the improper discovery requests.
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