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My son is an attorney who is handling a case for my husband

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My son is an attorney who is handling a case for my husband and I. A home that we owned got flooded when a county water line broke on a road above the home. The county water company wanted to pay us for damage, but the amount wouldn't cover the needed repairs. My son said he would take the case for us. Now the case is going to have to be put before a county judge and jury. The insurance company has not agreed to compensate adequately. My son has asked us for personal information regarding our finances, education, and jobs from the past 20 years. My husband and I can not understand why this is relevant information, and are not thrilled about handing over all of that information to my son. My husband is not my son's father, and my husband has received money from an inheritence that he does not want my son to know about. Is all of this absolutely necessary for the case?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 8 months ago.

My guess is that your son is operating under a court's order for disclosure that is standard for all parties in that court or else the other side has sent "discovery" in your case. In either of those cases then it is required that you answer these promptly or you can be sanctioned by the judge.

This information is pretty standard to request in a lawsuit. In the discovery phase the things you ask for do't have to be relevant they just have to be "calculated to lead to the discovery of relevant facts" which is a very, very low standard.

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