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What Should I Expect From a Deposition During My Illinois Divorce?

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Getting a divorce is never enjoyable or simple -- everyone knows that. In a best-case scenario, you and your spouse will be able to settle most of the major issues of your divorce without any conflict or with very little conflict. However, for many couples, this just is not the reality of the situation. In many divorce cases, there will be at least one issue that the couple does not agree upon and that needs a little bit of extra attention to work out. For some, this can be property division or other financial issues, while for others it may be child-related issues, such as allocating parenting time or decision-making responsibilities. If your spouse is less than agreeable, you may end up having to resort to the discovery process to gather information and to ensure you are receiving complete and accurate information. Depositions are just one of the tools available during the divorce proceedings that can help gather information.

What Is a Deposition?

A divorce deposition is similar in many ways to giving a testimony in a court of law. However, in many ways, it is also different from giving testimony. Simply put, a deposition is an oral question-and-answer session conducted between you and your spouse’s attorney. As when you give a testimony, a court reporter is present during the deposition to transcribe the conversation and you must sign an oath stating you are being truthful and are subject to perjury otherwise.

What Happens During the Deposition?

Your spouse’s attorney will ask you questions and you will answer them as a court reporter records everything in an official transcript. You should be prepared to answer questions about every aspect of your divorce. This means the subject of questions could range from tax returns that do not add up, to possible hidden assets, or even questions such as how much time you spend with your children, or what your children's relationship is like with each other. For the most part, however, the subject of the questions will depend on the issues that need to be settled in your specific case.

Contact a Kane County Divorce Attorney Today

When it comes to getting a divorce, most people can see the benefits of utilizing a collaborative process to settle their disputes, but this type of divorce is not for everyone. At the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., we understand how critical of a time in your life this is. Our knowledgeable Geneva divorce lawyer will aggressively fight for your interests in court and can help prepare you for any depositions you may be facing. To learn how we can help you in your divorce case, call our office today at 630-409-8184.

 

Sources:

https://www.survivedivorce.com/prepare-divorce-deposition

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/help-how-do-i-prepare-divorce-deposition

 

The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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