I have some questions regarding my divorce mediation and I would appreciate it very much if I can get some advise.
I always kept everything in both our names as much as possible, such as Bank Accounts, Safety Deposit Box (she has her own key). The houses, car etc. I was living in my first house, but I was paying mortgage on it. I paid it off some 8 years, after we got married But the stocks are in my name. I am now retired and receiving SS and Medicare.
Now her lawyer has sent me a 40 page Questionnaire asking all sorts of financial questions, since our first day of marriage, some 20 plus years ago.
Question: 1) Since this Questionnaire are from a lawyer and not from a judge/court, am I bound by law to answer all the Questions. I don't want to give away the account numbers etc. And since these were all in both our names shouldn't she be just as responsible for the documents?
Question: 2) Will my SS check be sliced in half?
Question: 3) Should I let my own lawyer handle this?
I thank each and every one in advance who help me out in my distress.