Interrogatories are written questions pertaining to the case that are mailed from one party to the opposing party. The answers to the interrogatories must be in writing and mailed back to the party who presented the interrogatories within a certain time frame.
Interrogatories are written questions pertaining to the case that are mailed from one party to the opposing party. They are far less expensive than depositions, although time has to be spent preparing the interrogatories and reviewing the answers.
Why Interrogatories are Used
Interrogatories are far less expensive than conducting a deposition, although time has to be spent preparing the interrogatories and reviewing the answers. Interrogatories can only be sent to the opposing party – they cannot be sent to experts or other witnesses.
The disadvantage of interrogatories is that the answers are typically prepared by the attorney rather than by the client. By way of contrast, in a deposition, you are able to ask the question directly to the client who answers in his/her own words.
Family Law Form Interrogatories
There are family law form interrogatories that are available for use in a divorce case. These form interrogatories contain pre-printed questions related to the most common issues that arise in a divorce case, and they are simple and easy to prepare and serve.
Family Law Form interrogatories are one of the least expensive but most effective forms of discovery that can be used in a divorce case. They allow you to quickly obtain information from the other party about the assets and obligations that will need to be adjudicated in your divorce case.
If you have been presented with an interrogatory, you need to consult with a California divorce attorney. Schedule a consultation today with Bohm Wildish & Matsen to learn how to prepare proper responses to an interrogatory.