Most people getting divorced have never done it before. They don’t
know what to expect. And some of the words and phrases thrown around during
a divorce can sound quite scary. For instance, the divorce deposition
sounds horrible. They are less common than most people think for two reasons.
One, they can be expensive and two, they are usually unnecessary unless
you have a particularly complicated case with a lot of contested issues.
In almost every case, there are more cost-effective methods of getting
answers to questions. In some cases, the divorce deposition does become
The divorce deposition can be very useful as long as the
Arizona divorce attorney taking it is experienced and prepared. If not, it will quickly become
a huge waste of both time and money due to irrelevant questions, misguided
focus on issues that are of little importance or inexperienced handling
of questions that results in little to no useful information.
If your divorce does call for a divorce deposition, you should know the
basics so that you can avoid the stress of going in blind.
It’s a good idea to be present if your attorney is taking the deposition
of the other party. You can assist in both the preparations as well as
being able to assist in pinpointing when your spouse is lying during the
deposition. If you are the one whose deposition is being taken, sit back,
try to relax and get ready to answer a lot of questions. Depositions are
most often taken in a conference room or in the attorney’s office
conducting the deposition. A court reporter is present who gives the deponent
the oath and then takes down everything and on the record. There will
be breaks during the deposition.
Divorce Deposition Rules:
If you will be involved in a divorce deposition and you aren’t sure
what to expect, contact
Arizona Family Law Attorneys. We can help you be prepared for what’s to come.
- Tell the truth.
- If you don’t understand a question that is asked, say so. If you
answer, it is assumed you understood the question.
- Know the difference between and estimate and a guess. Never guess.
- There will be an opportunity to review the deposition once it is complete.
Changes can be made, but significant changes can affect credibility for
- Wait until a question is asked – avoid talking over the interviewer.