I filed for production of life insurance policies 3 times & have yet to see them, the beneficiary was changed from me to our son done within 30 days within my leaving. I filed for spousal support & CIS & his Attorney sent a cross motion, I have a court date for this & she's on the same date, then I had to fill out interrogatories within 20 days, then I sent His Attorney interrogatories to be filled out, Why haven't I gotten anything back, We had a CMC scheduled Sept 10th but his Attorney canceled, I spoke with the Judges secretary about a new date & have heard nothing. I'm Plaintiff ProSe & feel like I'm getting the runaround, none of my issues have been addressed, I've filed all in accordance with NJ Law. How do I respond to the latest Cross Motion by Defense, for Spousal support when his interrogatories haven't come back to me yet. What are my rights since I don't have money for an Attorney.
You can either apply for legal services if you cannot afford an attorney or ask the local bar association if they can appoint a Pro Bono attorney. Trying to represent yourself in any legal proceeding, especially a divorce matter is unwise, to put it charitably. You need an in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial attorney, who can review all previous legal proceedings and documents. Then the attorney will be able to advise you how to proceed. You need to ask yourself, can I afford not to have an attorney? Good luck.
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You can address the lack of discovery in your response, but it probably won’t foreclose a valid motion for support. Most pendente lite support orders are made prior to the exchange of discovery.
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If you received a cross motion, you have the opportunity to file a reply as it relates to the positions set forth in the cross motion. The reply should be submitted to the Court at least 8 days before the hearing so it can be considered. Based on your circumstances, it would be best to contact an experienced family law attorney to address your specific concerns and to ensure you understand your rights.
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