A deposition is an opportunity to take the sworn testimony of a party or witness prior to trial. This may done to learn facts about the case or to secure evidence just in case the witness is not available at trial (then the sworn deposition testimony might be substituted for live testimony at trial). The testimony is taken by one party’s attorney asking questions of the witness (or the other party) while a court reporter “takes down” the testimony for subsequent transcription.
Randall Kessler is a Family Lawyer and a founding partner of Kessler, Schwarz & Solomiany, P.C., an Atlanta, Georgia family-law firm. Randy has over 20 years of experience in Domestic Relations and Family Law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements and child support. He can be reached at 404.688.8810. Visit the firm’s website at http://kssfamilylaw.com.