Fort Myers, FL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: My boyfriend was sapinaed for deposition by opposing council. What line of questioning is and not allowed?

I am a pro se litigant.

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Rand Scott Lieber
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A: The restrictions are not that simple. The general criteria is does the question relate to relevant issues in the divorce that your boyfriend has knowledge of. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: During a deposition, opposing counsel has broad latitude to ask questions related to the subject matter of the lawsuit. They can inquire about facts, statements, actions, or any other information that might reasonably lead to admissible evidence. However, they can't ask questions that are clearly irrelevant, intended to harass, or violate attorney-client privilege. As you are a pro se litigant, you have the right to object to certain questions during the deposition, but keep in mind that the rules of civil procedure and evidence apply, so it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with them.

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