Q. How do I respond to interrogatories?

This week’s question was from a patron who felt the questions asked were not relevant to the issue before the court. She was attempting to modify a child visitation order and the other party was asking questions about her financial situation. I referred the patron to CEB’s California Civil Discovery Practice. Chapter 7, which  outlines the grounds for objecting to interrogatories as well as the format to respond to interrogatories.

She was relieved to have found the answer, in her own words: “I didn’t know how to start responding and I thought I would have to hire a lawyer, now I know what I need to do.”