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Tips for Avoiding Issues in a Deposition

Divorce depositions tips

Depositions can be a very scary and daunting experience. Lawyers who are skilled at taking divorce depositions questions may use methods and techniques to frustrate, anger, and confuse you. If you have an attorney, they will likely provide guidance prior to the deposition as well as attend the deposition with you.

Each deposition is different and the tone of the questions will be based upon the deposing attorney’s experience and what they are seeking to discover. In light of this, there are some best practices that you can use to avoid running into issues while answering deposition questions.

Specifically avoid the following  while answering deposition questions:

1. Lying

2. Not stating that you don’t know something…when you don’t

3. Not stating that you don’t recall something…when you don’t

4. Not answering the question when asked

5. Fighting with the person asking the questions

6. Guessing about facts or circumstances

7. Treating the person asking the questions as your friend

8. Saying more than is asked (talking too much)

9. Grunting, complaining, groaning