Do I have to answer interrogatories?

My exs lawyer sent a request for me to
answer interrogatories. Can I refuse to
answer them?

Asked on September 30, 2017 under Family Law, Missouri


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You have to answer the interrogatories; otherwise you will be subject to a motion to compel (your responses) and sanctions (fines).
Interrogatories are part of the discovery phase of litigation and are standard operating procedure.  You can also send interrogatories to your ex to answer.

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