Most people getting divorced never had a deposition taken before. There is not enough room here to adequately describe how one should handle oneself at a deposition. However, I thought it might be helpful to just list some of the areas of questions that you might be asked in any particular case. These are only for purposes of illustration.
You should definitely -- well in advance of your deposition -- meet with your lawyer and ask what kinds of questions you will be asked. It will, of course, be impossible for your lawyer to adequately predict all of the questions, or even all of the areas, although the more experience such a lawyer has in the field, the better he or she can answer you.
•State your name and address.
•List all residences since this suit was filed.
•Date of birth.
•Are you the respondent in this case?
•Do you understand the oath you just took? You understand you must tell the truth?
•Are you currently under any medication that would affect your ability to answer my questions?
•Are you in good health?
•With whom do you reside?
Paul L. Feinstein, Esq.
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