Property Settlement - Property Discovery

In the Australian system of family law, the entitlement of parties to ask for and receive documents and information from the other party is called “discovery”.

Understanding the legal concepts and procedures of family law can be difficult. At Armstrong Legal we recognise this and have built our reputation on the promise of clear and straightforward communication with our clients.

The process of “discovery” is no exception.

For more information contact our specialist team today.

Some important points on “discovery”

  • Discovery may assist an examining party to attain admissions which may be useful for that party at trial.
  • The most common forms of property discovery are depositions and requests for production.
  • Examinations for property discovery cannot be filmed without consent.
  • The party being “discovered” must produce all documents in their possession related to the matter in question. This does not include documents subject to privilege.
  • Each party is entitled to inspect and make copies of documents submitted. This is called an inspection. Inspection may facilitate an understanding of the other person’s financial situation and therefore lead to a property settlement away from court.

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