Am I entitled to a copy of my psychological exam regarding my divorce if my husband was the one who paid for it?
Question Details: My marriage was mentally, emotionally and sexually abusive. I now have depression, PTSD and panic/anxiety. I have been diagnosed by a counselor and my doctor. My husband over the last several years of our marriage said that I was crazy, insane, had mental issues, etc. Now he has decided that he doesn't want to pay alimony, so has had me undergo a psychiatric exam to try and prove I have no issues and can go back to work immediately. If the exam by any chance comes back in my favor and his lawyer decides not to use the results in court, is there any way that I can use it even though I did not pay for or request the exam?
Yes, you could use the mechanisms or procedures of "discovery," which are available in litigation (a lawsuit; a court case) to get information or documentation from the other side, to get this report. You would make a document production request for it; be sure to follow the court rules in your state for how, when, etc. to make the request.
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