The Supreme Court of Texas has adopted new rules regarding lawsuits, divorces, and other legal proceedings filed after January 1, 2021. Effective immediately, parties to litigation in Texas are under a requirement to provide each other with a wide assortment of necessary documents within a very short time after the case is filed.
Financial documents which must be disclosed can be quite voluminous and make take considerable effort to gather and exchange in a short time. Your attorney will provide you with a list of such documents when you begin your lawsuit. It is vital that parties be prepared to gather these documents and provide copies to their attorneys in a very short time. Be sure to discuss this issue with your attorney at your first meeting. You may decide to delay filing your case until you can get your documentation ready.