I’m going through a divorce and my husband wants to have depositions. We started this off amicable and I thought we were going to go to an uncontested hearing. Now my attorney is telling me that they have a right to depose me if they want to and that I will need to comply with their requests for production as well. Is this normal?
It is understandable that you are frustrated when you probably thought you could resolve this quickly. However, your attorney is correct, you cannot stop a deposition (in most cases).
In general, you have to comply with standard requests for production regardless, but, in the case of a deposition, there may be additional documentation requests as well. In general, unless the request is overly broad, overly burdensome, or in some other way inappropriate, you probably do have to comply with it. If you have additional questions, you should set up a meeting with your current attorney, or, you can choose to consult with a different attorney as well if you need a “second opinion.”
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