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4 questions asked during a divorce deposition

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2023 | Deposition

Divorce is generally painful, emotional and scary. And while the main goal is to reach a fair agreement, divorce entails various steps, and deposition is one of them.

A divorce deposition is an official interview conducted by a court representative. This process can be intimidating because you are under oath. So, you need to be ready and familiarize yourself with the common questions asked. You may be asked some common questions during a divorce deposition.


In any divorce case, financial information is crucial, mainly when there is property division, spousal or child support. The financial information will be essential in calculating the amount paid in child support and alimony or how property will be divided. Some questions asked regarding your finances are:

  • Debts
  • Income
  • Property owned
  • Anything that will prove or invalidate your financial situation

During this time, you will be required to provide the other party with financial records to verify the information you provide.

Custody and childcare

If the divorce entails child custody, you should be ready to answer questions regarding your children’s needs, interests, school and health. The information gathered here will help the court determine the best parental plan.


During a divorce deposition, questions about your health will arise. The party asking the question will want to know if your mental or physical well-being will impact your ability to decide matters about the life of your children and yourself and financial matters. 


You will be asked the kind of hours you work. While this might sound obvious, it will significantly impact your stability as a parent. In addition, the other party might try to prove that you have been working less or too much, affecting your married life. So, be ready to provide accurate and correct answers to this question. 

A divorce deposition can be an intimidating and emotional process. However, the data collected during this process can affect the outcome of your divorce case. That said, you must be ready for the process. If you are unsure about the facts of your case or don’t understand what a divorce deposition might look like, seek legal guidance. 

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