You can do a Request for Production of Documents. You may need the help of an attorney to do this as it is not a form. Or, go to the Santa Clara County Law Library in downtown San Jose and look it up. There are a number of technicalities to deal with.
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I agree with my colleague. Depending on how much money is involved, it will probably be worth it to retain an affordable divorce attorney. Also, it may be possible to have the court award attorneys' fees, ordering your husband to pay. However, you will need to consult with a family law attorney to discuss the details if this is possible.
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Accord with Mr. Schwerin's response. Prepare and have served on your spouse a Request to Produce (otherwise known as an Inspection Demand). Your alternative is to prepare and have served on the bank and your spouse a Deposition Subpoena and a Notice to Consumer. This has highly technical requirements for content and timing, so you would best retain an experienced Family Law Attorney on at least a Limited Scope basis to perform your discovery and handle the Subpoena and Notice to Consumer.
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I suspect your drive to the Kennedy Law Library should be pretty much a shot in the dark. The Request to Produce is not a pre-printed form and unless you have some legal experience it will be very difficult for you to get through the process. In all probability he won’t respond, in any event you could end up in an even more complex area of enforcement of the discovery act. You really need to subpoena the records from the financial institutions. It’s really the path you want to take, yes, you probably need legal assistance. At a minimum get a referral from the Santa Clara Bar Association and get 30 minutes assistance from a experienced family law lawyer.
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In San Jose, if you wish to have a competent process server (nonattorney) assist you with preparation of the subpoena so that it satisfies legal requirements, you should contact County Process. Ask for Scott, the owner. Tell him that I referred you.
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