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How Do I Prepare for a Divorce Deposition?

 Posted on July 07, 2023 in Divorce

IL divorce lawyerIf you are in the middle of a contested divorce, your case would need to go through the discovery process. During this process, you and your spouse would exchange information, including financial data. In addition, you could also need to sit for a deposition. Here, you will be questioned under oath for up to seven hours. There is no question that depositions can be stressful experiences, and preparation is the key.

Master the Facts in Your Own Case

You are not going to win your case at the deposition. You are merely answering questions from your spouse’s lawyer who wants to learn information from you. To give the most effective testimony, you must have a mastery of the facts in your case. You do not want to be uncertain about what you are saying because you could then make a mistake. The more you know about your own case, the more in control you are, and you are less likely to be rattled.

Be Prepared for Difficult Questions

You should know that you may be asked some uncomfortable questions. Your spouse’s attorney may probe into difficult areas that could address intimate details of the marriage. Unless the questions are improper in form, there are very few things that are off-limits during a deposition. You will need to be prepared to talk about things that may rather not talk about.

Learn Strategies to Stay Calm

To effectively prepare, you must also work on how you can remain calm under questioning. The questioning lawyer may not be trying to play “gotcha,” but they will ask you a steady set of questions over time. If you appear angry or defensive, the deposition can go to a bad place quickly, and it will not serve your divorce case.

Always Have an Attorney Present and Helping You

Most important, you need to work with your own attorney to get ready for a deposition. Your attorney can prepare you for what to expect. They will be present during the deposition to defend you if necessary.

Contact a Naperville Divorce Lawyer Today

You should never find yourself in the middle of a contested divorce without a lawyer. You should contact the DuPage County divorce lawyers at Calabrese Associates, P.C. to discuss your case. We can be reached at 630-393-3111. You cannot afford not to have a lawyer during the divorce.




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