Does my husband’s lawyer have to provide financial info when I request it?

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Does my husband’s lawyer have to provide financial info when I request it?

My husband has a lawyer and I do not. He is active duty military and we live in VA. I have a protection order and live in our home with our kids. I have been a stay at home mom the entire 6 years of our marriage. We have been separated for 3 months now and I sent a request to his lawyer asking for our financial information and documents and I want to know if they have to give it me and if so how quickly do they have to provide it?

Asked on November 9, 2017 under Family Law, Virginia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You need a lawyer to help you and generally speaking, if your husband is the "monied spouse" then he would pay for it after a pendente lite motion for support is made.   I have given you to links here as an over view and guide to the divorce process.  Yes, they generally have to give you the financial disclosure (in New York it is called a Statement of Net Worth).  If a party does not provide same when properly requested then you would make a motion to compel the information.  In the booklets below there are guides to free legal help.  You would likely qualify for that as well. Good luck.
 
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofw/pdf/separation_divorce_handbook.pdf
http://www.dklawyers.com/pubs/Charlottesville%20Divorce.pdf


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