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What is a Divorce Deposition?

A divorce deposition is a part of the discovery process in a divorce. Discovery is a process before any divorce trial, in which both of the parties involved will try to gather as much information about each other as possible. One of the stages in the process of discovery is deposition.

During a deposition, you, your soon-to-be ex-wife and your attorneys as well as a court reporter will meet and exchange information on a number of aspects that will have a bearing on your divorce. Much of the information that comes out in a deposition, may be used to make decisions about alimony, division of assets, child support, child custody, and other matters.

In a typical deposition, you exchange your name, and other personal information, including your contact address, educational qualifications, and work status. You will also provide information about specific events in the marriage that may have triggered the divorce.

A deposition will also involve questioning of witnesses, who may have had any role to play in the divorce case. If you are presenting any expert witnesses, they may also be questioned in order to establish their credentials. For instance, you may be asked during a deposition if your partner supported the financial needs of the children during the marriage, or more details about the financial relationship between you and your spouse. You can provide information about joint bank accounts, joint investment accounts, and other financial details.

Preparing for a divorce deposition is critical, because some of the information that comes out will be used as the foundation for many of the decisions that will be made in relation to the divorce. Speak with a Colorado family lawyer, and learn how you can protect your interests by preparing for a divorce deposition.