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Dear Attorneys,

I just received a notice for deposition. My Divorce has been pending for almost a year and I feel like this is another stall tactic by opposing counsel. The list of documents that I am supposed to bring with me is absurd. How do I handle this?


Depo Dan

Dear Dan,

Depositions are usually not a source of enjoyment for any party involved. It does seem a little late in the game to start depositions almost one year into your divorce matter. However, it is also possible that things came up during discovery/the review of financial production that indicated that a deposition was necessary at this time, while it may not have been previously necessary.

As far as the scope of the documentation that you are requested to bring, you should consult with your lawyer, and see if all of it is truly necessary, or if your attorney can negotiate the terms of such. If you do not agree on the items that you need to bring to a deposition, your attorney may need to file a motion to quash. Once that happens, you’ll be able to have a hearing on that court.

Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder.  We are realistic and direct with our clients. We encourage potential clients to seek out a firm where they will feel comfortable and confident. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at

Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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