Expert Witness Discovery in Family Law Matters: Part II
Stephen D. Hamilton, CFLS
Stephen D. Hamilton has been an attorney for 25 years, with a practice devoted almost exclusively to family law for 23 of those years. He has been a Certified Specialist in Family Law since 2004. He is currently a member of the California Family Law Executive Committee, for which he is the Legislation Chair. He is a member of ACFLS and serves on the ACFLS Outreach and Amicus Committees. He is also chairperson of the San Luis Obispo County Family Law Section.
Requiring an opposing party to identify the expert witnesses they intend to call at a family law trial is an important part of the trial preparation process. The procedures to request, participate, and object to an expert witness exchange were discussed in Part I of this article.1