Initial Disclosures in Utah Divorce and Domestic Actions

In a previous post we provided the information required for financial declarations in Utah family law matters. In this post, we provide a brief summary of the obligations a divorcing party has to disclose other important information in additional to finances. In a Utah divorce and in other family law proceedings, the party’s must provide each other with information known as initial disclosures. The purpose is so that each party is aware of what the other side intends to introduce at trial as evidence. Generally speaking, in divorce cases parties are required to provide the following:

  1. The name and, if known, the address and telephone number of any person who may have information regarding your case or anyone who may be called as a witness at trial.
  2. A copy of all documents, data compilations, electronically stored information, and tangible things on your possession or control which may be used to support your case or may be introduced as evidence at trial.

There is a time limit to get this information over to the other party and if you miss this time period, it can have a substantially negative impact on your case and the court could order sanctions against you. Therefore, it is imperative you provide these disclosures in the appropriate time. The timeline is dependent on a number of things so if you are currently involved in a divorce or other family law matter and are not sure when your initial disclosures are due, you should speak with a Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney in our office as soon as possible.

Getting the Assistance of a Lawyer

To make sure your case is properly prepared; you really should consider getting the assistance of a Lawyer. While some individuals try to pursue a divorce all on their own, this usually does not bode every well. If the case is contested, and especially if the case may be headed for trial, you should get a Divorce Attorney in Utah onboard quickly. To speak with a member of our legal team, call right away.

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