THURMAN'S FAMILY LAW TIPS:
FAMILY CODE SECTION 3663 AND OBTAINING FINANCIAL INFORMATION WITHOUT A
Family Code sections 3660 to 3668 exist as a device intended to reduce
the burdens that filing Requests for Orders over financial issues like
spousal and child support place upon the public system, by allowing parties
to family law proceedings to seek and obtain limited information from
the other party before resorting to the filing of any kind of motion.
Family code sections 3664 and 3665 tell you what you can request and how
it must be done; sections 3666 and 3667 explain how such requests can
be enforced and what the penalties may be more noncompliance by the other
party to your family law case.
Family Code section 3666 expressly authorizes regular discovery motions
to compel the production of an FL-150 and tax return, even if no other
requests for orders (like a modification request), has yet been filed
- if the other side blows you off. Thanks to Family law attorney, Kelsey
Nicolaisen, for pointing section 3666 out to me!
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