I have to compile a lot of documents for “mandatory production.” My attorney says she needs them emailed to her, but I don’t have a scanner. Why do I need all of these documents and how can I get them into an electronic format? Most of mine are printed out.
Paper Printer Paul
Dear Paper Printer,
Many law firms now do their best to be “paperless,” or, at least decrease their use of paper as much as possible. Mandatory production is the financial documentation that is required of both parties in all divorces in Connecticut. While you can technically waive producing all of the “required” documents, that is often discouraged because without completing financial production, it is unlikely that you will be aware of all of the opposing parties’ income, assets and/or liabilities.
While Wolf & Shore Law Group is not completely paperless, we do also encourage our clients to provide us electronic copies of their documentation. It saves us time (which saves clients money) and is easily shared with the opposing party or counsel. If you do not have access to a scanner, you can download a free scanning app for your phone and take pictures of it. If you have voluminous documentation, you can try to go to a Staples or other similar establishment where they can likely scan it in for you and save it to a thumb drive. Of course, if all else fails, your attorney will likely still accept paper copies. Make sure to have open lines of communication with your attorney and her staff so that you know the best method to use.
Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder. We are realistic and up front with our clients. We encourage potential clients to seek out a firm where they will feel comfortable and confident. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very Truly Yours,
Wolf & Shore Law Group
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