Depositions in Family Law

Majority of parties would hope that their family law or divorce case doesn't make its way to a trial for many reasons. Trials can be expensive, both emotionally and physically in terms of finances. Plus, a lot of time, the thought of a whole family putting their life together in the hands of one judge is terrifying. So why let it get to that point if it isn't truly necessary?

Testimony Outside of the Courtroom

For many reasons, some parties just can't seem to settle their case on their own. Different viewpoints are being seen from the parties' perspective and its causing even more complications in the case. So, in these cases, a party generally has no choice but to prepare their case as if it is going to trial. Otherwise, the case can end up being set for a final trial date - and a party will want to put their best case forward at trial. One of the most important things you can do while going through a divorce is know what to expect at trial.

A deposition can play a big part in many cases, and can have an immense impact on the case result. For instance it can help figure out why the case hasn't been settled yet. In a deposition, an attorney can generally ask the other party under oath their position in terms of settlement and why they do not feel like the settlement offers they have received are just and reasonable.

A deposition can also help the parties and their attorneys understand each other's perspective a little bit better. It's vital that you understand the importance in depositions and why they can help determine your case result. Even if the deposition doesn't exactly flush out all of the disputes and problems between the parties, it can help determine some of them and this can result in a trial being conducted more effectively and efficiently.

Obviously, most parties would prefer to settle their case so that a deposition is not necessary. But where that is not possible, a deposition of the opposing party, and key witnesses, is imperative in many cases in terms of trial preparation.

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