A Connecticut divorce lawyer will give you advice when you are preparing to testify at your deposition. Before testifying, it is important to know why you are testifying. The deposition is a part of the discovery process. Discovery requires the plaintiff and defendant to disclose information about the case.
It is meant to encourage the parties to come to a settlement. In the deposition, you will be questioned and have to provide various documents such as tax records, bank accounts, and other financial facts. The deposition discloses all relevant information. The deposition takes place at an office of one of the lawyers. When giving a deposition, you will be sworn in. A court reporter will be present to record the testimony. You will be questioned by your spouse’s attorney and you must answer truthfully.
During a discovery deposition, there are few questions that are subject to objection. However, if you are asked questions at the deposition, they will not allowed to be asked again if the cases continues to trial. Not every case will have a deposition. They are often taken to gather more information on the finances of the couple, opinions, and other issues. You will speak to your lawyer about whether or not it is important for your spouse to be deposed. There are costs that might not be worth it. This will be based on the individual case. In general, if your spouse’s lawyer wants to depose you, your lawyer will respond by deposing your spouse.
If you have questions or concerns about the deposition, call (203) 348-2465 to speak to a Connecticut divorce lawyer at Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons and Grant LLC today.