April 2020 Bar Bulletin
By Kristyna Larch
Regardless of the process an attorney uses to shepherd a client through divorce to a durable outcome, gathering thorough financial information provides an important basis for reaching a fair result. Both a litigated approach and a Collaborative approach involve advocacy from the attorneys on their clients’ behalf. Being an effective advocate requires attorneys to understand the facts and their clients’ goals before selecting the approach to discovery and disclosure.
Information on assets, debts, income, budgets, and the related documentation must be considered in every divorce. Attorneys are familiar with the various tools available to them for either “discovering” or giving/receiving...