Discovery broadly refers to the process of obtaining additional information or documents from another party during litigation.
The affidavit of financial information or “AFI” is a document each litigant must file and exchange in any Arizona family court case involving requests for child support, spousal maintenance, and/or attorney’s fees.
The pretrial statement is an important document filed before an evidentiary hearing or trial.
Both parties are expected to testify in family court if the case requires trial. In many cases, the parties are the only witnesses and their testimony significantly affects the outcome of the case.
Our entire judicial system is founded on the presentation of competing evidence to prove or disprove a claim. It is especially critical to introduce strong evidence in family court cases, which are decided by judges and not juries.