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Discovery in Divorce

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Queen Bee
What is the name of your state? Ohio
My spouse is playing a lot of games in the divorce. She also makes ALOT more money than me and is trying to spend me into oblivion. In the first round of discovery which goes out automatically she did not turn over her bank account or primary credit card account. My attorney said in Ohio the first round of discovery is somewhat informal and we needed to do a more formal interrogatories and request for documents. We did and sent over 11 questions and requested 6 months of the missing documents. Her attorney responded with 37 questions and request 4 years of every document, check stub, receipt, from my accounts and my business accounts for 4 years. It was a huge amount of data and I put it all together into 4 bankers boxes and a flash drive with 245 files on it and turned it over. Because I did not want to copy them all I only copied the things I thought were important like my proof that the IRA was fully funded before the marriage and we dropped them off at her attorney's office on the day demanded for review and copying. I wanted to sit there with my documents and demand they be returned that day and to copy them then and there but my attorney said I had to reasonable so we gave them two weeks. 1) The attorney let my wife take all the documents home with her. This was not our understanding. They were presented to her attorney for examination and copying not to be handed over to the person I am engaged in a lawsuit with. 2) After two weeks they have not been returned and they said they need more time to review them. Now here is the other thing. They STILL have not turned over their discovery despite the fact it is not two weeks past due. However I cannot file a motion to compel, because due to the virus our courts are closed for at least two more weeks. I feel like the attorney on the other side is cheating and pushing every boundary they can and mine is all hung up on wanting to seem to be reasonable one and says in the long run the court will recognize my good behavior and her bad behavior and in a divorce with kids that pisses off the court but I have to say I am starting to question her strategy as it is feeling like I am being a doormat and doing what I am supposed to while they do not and I can't seem to do anything about it. Ideas or advice? Is my attorney right and I just need to document all this and call it out eventually as proof they are playing games with something as important as child custody?
OP a few questions -- in what county are you? Dewine and the Supreme Court has put a lot of stuff on hold right now. In fact there is a tolling until June 30... Document everything and go from there. Listen to your attorney quite frankly...


I have run in to at least one of them.. Both have had issues with ethics...


Publicly Reprimanded00-41308-16-2000
Suspended For TermGEN-2010-160104-05-2011
Reinstated To PracticeGEN-2010-160105-16-2012


Suspended For TermGEN-2011-040803-08-2012
Reinstated To PracticeGEN-2011-040803-29-2013
I don't understand how they haven't been permanently disbarred by now.

I know someone who is going through a divorce right now in Ohio, and her ex is being represented by the Staffords. Her attorney dropped her after finding that out.

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