East Orange, NJ asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Jersey

Q: Do I need to be specific when asking for evidence from opposing attorney?

I live in New Jersey and as of now I'm representing myself in a child custody case. I know I'm allowed to ask the opposing parties attorney for evidence but he also told me I needed to send him a letter in the mail requesting the evidence and told me to be specific on what I'm asking for...would writing a letter saying any and all evidence suffice for him to have to give me everything or do I literally have to ask for specific things? Also I attached the wrong exhibit to something in the opposition how do I go about correcting this do I have to do it through the court or just mail it to him directly?

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Adam Brown
Adam Brown
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You have the opportunity to conduct what we call "discovery."

There are various mechanisms for discovery request. Since you are on your own, you should consult with an attorney about what you will need to prove your case. Then you should inquiry about how to admit what you need into evidence.


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