Each party will attempt to get documents and evidence from the opposing party that is relevant to the case.
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Discovery is the exchange of information and documents. Generally each side serves and answers interrogatories and document requests. Also, depositions can be taken and third-party discovery requests by way of subpoena are also served.
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In New Jersey, the discovery phase starts after the complaint and answer are filed. Generally, there will be a case management conference with the lawyers and the judge assigned to the case (in some counties, the parties are also required to be present), and a discovery schedule will be set. Usually, the first discovery exchanged is the Case Information Statement of each party, containing the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of the parties. Thereafter, discovery depends on the assets and issues involved. Good luck
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