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How Can I Prepare for My Divorce Deposition?

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Going through a divorce can be difficult, but being prepared can help the process go smoother. It’s especially important that couples are prepared for a divorce deposition. A divorce deposition is a question-and-answer interview conducted by a legal representative to gain information about the couple and the grounds for divorce. This interview is imperative to understand the needs of the couple and what information is relevant to the divorce case. At Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we’re here to help couples understand how to prepare for their divorce deposition and how our services can assist during this time. 

What’s Discussed During a Divorce Deposition?

The person conducting the interview, which is usually a spouse’s lawyer, will ask several questions to gain a better understanding of the couple’s situation and what needs to be established in court. Prior to your deposition, it’s important to prepare your answers to some commonly asked questions. Some common topics discussed in a deposition include but are not limited to:

  •    The Dissolution of the Marriage

One of the first questions an attorney may ask is when the marriage began to dissolute. This can help aid in a state’s understanding of what’s considered marital and non-marital property, as well as be used as grounds for divorce in some cases. They may also ask whether or not the couple still lives together, as this can determine if the couple has irreconcilable differences. Be sure to explain the reasoning for the divorce and any imperative information that proves grounds for divorce needed. 

  •    Finances

Finances are an essential part of divorces as they can impact the distribution of property, debt distribution, and several other factors. An attorney will need to examine the current financial state of the spouses and any potential impacts that the divorce can have on their finances. Couples should be prepared to discuss their incomes, acquired debt, and property ownership. 

  •    Child Custody

If the couple has children, an attorney will ask for information about any children and if the couple can agree upon how they’d like custody arrangements to work. In addition, they’ll ask for details about the child’s living arrangements and how they expect to co-parent in a way that’s in the best interests of the child. The attorney will also make a note if the couple can’t agree upon this aspect and if court intervention is necessary. 

How Can an Attorney Help Me?

At Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group, we’re experts at advocating for our client’s needs in court and helping them receive the compensation they deserve. Our team will ensure that your request is addressed in court and you receive the requests discussed in your deposition. With our help, you’ll be prepared for your deposition and will be compensated for any losses that may occur during the divorce process. 

Contact Us Today

Contact our team today if you have questions about divorce deposition. We will ensure that you receive the requests of your deposition and have support during your case. 

There are many factors to consider when contemplating divorce, and a pre-divorce planning session can help you begin to plan for a divorce. Please contact the professionals at the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by calling (312) 585-6604 or clicking here to schedule a consultation.

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