The Importance of Access
In every legal case, and especially in a divorce, we need information in order to make a solid settlement proposal or know whether to accept an offer – if you want to avoid a trial. You get this, I get that, we divide things up in a way that makes sense.
In our legal system, there are ways to protect information if you are concerned that the documents and the information they contain will be misused by your spouse. One such way is by agreeing to the entry of a Protective Order.
There should not be any reason not to share relevant information.
This is a message to readers to be comfortable disclosing the information.
It’s not going to hurt you to reveal what you own. It’s only going to help you.
In Michigan, we are governed by very broad rules for discovery so that all relevant information, and that information which may lead to relevant information, is discoverable by the other side.
If it’s requested, there’s usually a legitimate reason for it.
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