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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What is a Deposition?

            If you are involved in an Orlando, Florida Divorce (or Dissolution of Marriage,) you may be asked to give a deposition.  A deposition is part of the discovery process.  This is the process through which both parties gather facts about the case.  During the deposition, your spouse’s attorney will ask you questions related to the case.  You will be put under oath and your answers will be recorded by a court reporter. 

            At some depositions, the party being deposed may be asked to bring specific documents or records.  This is called a Deposition Duces Tecum.  You are required to produce documents that are in your possession or that are easily obtainable by you. For example, if you are able to obtain financial records from the internet, you must do so.

            The party being deposed has the right and would be well advised to bring an attorney to represent them.  The attorney asking the questions is preparing their case for trial.  At trial, the deponent will be held to any answers they have given during the deposition.  If you are looking for an experienced Orlando divorce lawyer to protect your best interests in a deposition or any other phase of your divorce, please call our office at (407) 835-9900 or visit our website at

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