Q: How many days before first court date for divorce are you required to provide all of your evidence to opposing counsel?
A: There is no set rule. If discovery (definition - the compulsory disclosure, by a party to an action, of relevant documents referred to by the other party.) requests were not filed, and there is no pre-trial order, there is no affirmative duty to provide evidence to the other side at all, let alone in advance of trial. If discovery requests were properly filed and requested, then that information should be provided well in advance of trial. Even if discovery was not filed, sometimes a pre-trial order directs parties to exchange in advance of trial. To avoid surprise, it is always best practice to file requests to ensure documents are received in advance.
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