How can I learn about my spouse’s property and other activities?

Often, one of the spouses knows almost nothing about the property acquired during marriage. Without this knowledge it may be impossible to proceed with negotiations regarding property division. If this is the case, the lawyer can require the other spouse to provide all relevant information about the spouse’s property, debts and income. This process is called “discovery” and may take some time depending on the complexity of the parties’ property and finances. Furthermore, if child custody is disputed, both parties may require information from each other that are pertinent to this issue.