What To Expect At A Deposition

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By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

If your divorce case does not settle in mediation or prior to mediation, the lawyers will set a temporary relief hearing to put in place rules to live by pending the divorce proceedings and the final judgment or outcome.

Part of the preparation that divorce lawyers do for the court hearing is taking the deposition of the parties and probable witnesses.  Depositions are usually taken in neutral places such as a court reporters office.  Opposing counsel can ask almost anything at a deposition, whether or not there is relevance.  It is a time when the other lawyer really cannot object to any question other than to form.  In the event that an objection to a question is stated, if the question remains unanswered, it will be taken to the judge for a decision as to whether or not the deponent has to…

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