What happens if my spouse does not turn in the discovery that my lawyer sent her?
She is already past her 30-day limit without submitting it.
Is she now in contempt?
I do not practice law in this state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of this state and can only provide you with general tips on divorce.
In many states, if the other side is dragging their feet in responding to discovery, they can be held in contempt for violation of court rules.
However, the court typically allows for a short extension, typically from 15 to 30 additional days, to respond as long as trial is not eminent.
Often, a “Golden Rule” letter is sent out, reminding the other side that they have violated the rules regarding responses to discovery and requesting a response within a shorter period of time (about seven to ten days days) prior to filing a motion for contempt.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.