My friend was supposedly served with discovery on sep 9th 2016, but he has not seen any order signed by the judge, just his attorney said he has 30 days from then to deliver the documents and responses to his divorce
then on sep 27, his attorney called him in and counciled him on what exactly he needed from him in the discovery, medical bills,,tax returns, retirement statements, expert witnesses listed,etc.
Well it takes a while to rummage thru his large file cabinets and find these items, and at the same time hes working nights and also raising a 5yr old child. So his attorney said he needed these things by sep 23, but here he is telling him the details of what he needs on sep 27th. So he pulled an allnighter two nights in a row and gathered all the items and made two copies and also scanned all items and put them on a usb memory stick and dropped it off to his attorneys office mail drop today at 9am. His attorney yelled at him on the fone yesterday when he dropped off half the items and said he needs the responses to draft a final version, and that he will not wait until the last minute!!
Which seems odd, because he has a plaque on his desk that says" if not for the last minute Id never get anything done!"
My friend asked him what happens when discovery deadline ends on a weekend or a holiday, to which his attorney replied ,it extends an additional day. So tommorows the deadline, but its Columbus day, so it gets pushed to Tuesday at 5pm.So my friend is wondering what to expect next, will his attorney just allow the discovery to lapse even though he got the documents and everything to his attorney before the deadline?
Please provide some insight, so I can help ease his anxiety.....help please....