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Family Law Bench Book

Discovery Policy and Verified Personal

Financial Statement

Principles

    The following principles are set forth in the Michigan Court Rules or are established by the Judges of the Family Division:

    1. Discovery in domestic relations cases is governed by MCR subchapter 2.300 [MCR 3.201 (C)].
    2. At pre-trial conference the court shall establish times for the completion of discovery, the exchange of witness lists, scheduling of alternative dispute resolution, settlement conference and trial. MCR 2.301(A), MCR 2.401(B)(C).
Verified Personal Financial Statement

The purpose of the personal financial statement is to provide complete, timely disclosure of financial information in order to facilitate settlement and minimize the need for extensive interrogatories.  Most judges require its submission at or before the pre-trial.

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