A deposition involves a party or witness to a case answering questions under oath in a legal setting outside of court. Here are some tips if you have an upcoming family law deposition.

  1. Prepare before the deposition. Review all relevant documents and facts of your case before your deposition. Make sure to meet for at least an hour or two with your attorney to prepare for your deposition. 

  1. Do not guess. Only testify about what you know from personal experience or based on documents. If you are being questioned about documents, make sure to ask for a copy of the actual document, don’t try to remember or guess an answer.

  1. Listen carefully. Wait for the full question before answering the question. 

  1. Do not volunteer additional information. Only answer the question that is asked in a clear and concise manner.

  1. Ask for clarification if needed. If a question is unclear, it is okay to ask for clarification. 

  1. Take your time. Don’t rush your answers. Take a moment to think before responding to the question. 

  1. Stay calm and composed. Maintain your composure even if the questions are challenging. 

  1. Be honest. Always, always, always tell the truth. 

These are just a few of the tips you should keep in mind when preparing and participating in a deposition. Your attorney will provide you with additional information and they will meet with you to prepare before your scheduled deposition date. 

A deposition involves a party or witness to a case answering questions under oath in a legal setting outside of court. Here are some tips if you have an upcoming family law deposition.

  1. Prepare before the deposition. Review all relevant documents and facts of your case before your deposition. Make sure to meet for at least an hour or two with your attorney to prepare for your deposition. 

  1. Do not guess. Only testify about what you know from personal experience or based on documents. If you are being questioned about documents, make sure to ask for a copy of the actual document, don’t try to remember or guess an answer.

  1. Listen carefully. Wait for the full question before answering the question. 

  1. Do not volunteer additional information. Only answer the question that is asked in a clear and concise manner.

  1. Ask for clarification if needed. If a question is unclear, it is okay to ask for clarification. 

  1. Take your time. Don’t rush your answers. Take a moment to think before responding to the question. 

  1. Stay calm and composed. Maintain your composure even if the questions are challenging. 

  1. Be honest. Always, always, always tell the truth. 

These are just a few of the tips you should keep in mind when preparing and participating in a deposition. Your attorney will provide you with additional information and they will meet with you to prepare before your scheduled deposition date. 

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