If you and your spouse have not been able to reach an amicable resolution for your Lowell divorce case, you may move to the litigation phase, at which point you and your spouse will have to sit for depositions. Here are some tips from a Lowell divorce lawyer on how to testify at your deposition.
The deposition is a part of the process known as discovery, which is the stage at which your Lowell divorce lawyer and the opposing counsel formally request copies from each other of any relevant documents pertaining to the issues in your divorce. These might include tax returns, paystubs and bank records. Anything pertaining to assets or liabilities held by either party is potential material for discovery. This lengthy period of discovery culminates in depositions.
The deposition is a procedure in which one party to the suit gives a sworn statement about the issues, and is asked questions by opposing counsel under oath. Your Lowell divorce lawyer will depose your spouse and you will be deposed by your spouse’s lawyer. There will be a court reporter transcribing everything that is said, and the deponent is required to answer all questions truthfully. The leeway for questions in discovery depositions is high, and your Lowell divorce lawyer will not able to object to many questions even if you don’t want to answer them.
Depositions are not taken in every Lowell divorce case, but they are usually taken to gather more information where necessary.
Don’t go into your divorce without representation from a dedicated Lowell Divorce Lawyer. Call the Law Office of Bruce A. Gage at 978-384-1078 or 877-829-0831