Pre Trial Prep Deadlines

While not all family law cases progress to trial, if you find yourself on the trial path, there is a considerable amount of preparation required to adequately strengthen your case in advance of a trial date. Did you know that any witnesses, including friends, family members, teachers, doctors, experts, etc., whom you intend to call for testimony at trial must be disclosed to all other parties involved in your case no less than sixty (60) days before trial? That disclosure needs to include not only their name, but their complete contact information and the substance of their intended testimony. Additionally, any documents you plan to submit as exhibits at your trial to support your requests/positions have their own deadlines for disclosure. Disclosure in family law cases means revealing to all other parties in the case any facts, data, legal theories, witnesses, documents and other information that are relevant to the case. The disclosure rule (Rule 49, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure) is intended to ensure that each party to the case is fairly informed of and provided with all relevant documents and information. Discovery, on the other hand, is a process of investigation and can take on various forms in family law cases, such as uniform interrogatories, request for production, request for admission, non-uniform interrogatories, subpoenas, etc. The discovery and disclosure rules are designed to ensure the swift, accurate, and fair determination of your case. Check out the link below to the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure.

It’s all a bit overwhelming, isn’t it? While preparing for trial certainly can be overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be! Because that’s what we are here for and, get this, we love it!!! I personally have worked exclusively in family law for nearly 13 years and the discovery and disclosure process is my life blood. No matter where you are in the process of your case, whether you are just starting out or already have the ball rolling, we have dedicated staff ready to take the burden off your shoulders and guide you to the finish line. If you’re interested in getting the monkey off your back, contact us at (480) 656-8333 or via email to


Written By:

Randi Partain, Senior Family Law Paralegal at Dodge & Vega PLC

Source: Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure relating discovery and disclosure:

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