What are interrogatories in a Virginia divorce?

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 by Katie Carter

Virginia divorce interrogatories are a series of questions that are asked by your attorney to help aid them in the discovery phase of your Virginia divorce case. These questions are asked after the initial paperwork is filed and the Virginia divorce case is approved to continue into the discovery phase.

Questions asked in Virginia divorce interrogatories can range from a variety of topics that are pertinent to your married life, including:

  • Financial matters – All bank accounts, investments, assets, and other financial documentation;
  • Employment – Positions, locations, durations and gross income over a certain period of time;
  • Child custody – Reasons why your spouse may not deserve custody, including specific facts, incidents, and witnesses to any events pertinent to the claims; and
  • Witnesses – People who can attest to any of the above matters to help add credibility to your claims.

The more detailed responses you can give to these Virginia divorce interrogatories, the more information your Virginia divorce lawyer will have to work with. A well-informed lawyer is a successful lawyer, and the more information they have at their disposal, the better equipped they are to build you a strong case. You should be honest and up front about all of these answers as they are between only you and your lawyer.

Throughout your divorce proceedings, you’ll naturally have a lot of questions of your own. You can find the answers to many of your questions by requesting a FREE copy of our guide, What Every Virginia Woman Should Know About Divorce, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-210-9870.

The Virginia divorce lawyers at Hofheimer Family Law Firm are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and advocating that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life.