Discovery and Settlement: Why do litigants have to turn over all of their financial documents to the other side?
In fact, financial disclosure is mandatory in New York divorce cases. Moreover, litigants who do not comply with discovery annoy judges. Many times it is the lawyer’s fault for not complying. Many lawyers are disorganized and do not advise their clients properly. I have been in Court countless times when Judges yell at the lawyers and their clients. This happens when they fail to turn over the documents. Common sense tells you this. Do not have the Judge who is deciding your future feel you are trying to hide something. That is hide something from the other side.