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IL divorce lawyerIt is fairly common in a marriage for one spouse to handle money matters and the finances while the other has very little input into these things. The other spouse may also have more input into another area of family life, such as disciplining the children. When one spouse handles the majority of the finances though, it becomes even easier for them to hide assets during a divorce, and that becomes trouble for the other spouse.

Spouses hide marital assets during a divorce because they do not want them to be divided during divorce proceedings. Fortunately, if you think your spouse is hiding assets from you, there are ways you can bring those assets to light to ensure that you receive the fair settlement you deserve.

The Discovery Process

Every divorce that goes through litigation will go through the discovery process. During this process, each side must provide the other side with any information that is requested. There are several phases of the discovery process and during each one, your attorney will ask for certain information which can help you learn of hidden assets.

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Divorce Discovery DepositionA discovery deposition is a significant part of the divorce proceeding, since opposing counsel gains pertinent information regarding what you will testify to at the trial and also an impression of the type of witness you will make at trial. Often, cases are settled on the basis of the evidence that is given at a deposition. Remember that the first opportunity opposing counsel will have to see how you come across as a witness will be at the deposition.

1. Since we are attempting to make a good impression on opposing counsel, you should appear dressed for the deposition the same way that you would dress for court.

2. The most important thing to remember at a deposition is to listen carefully to the question asked of you, answer that question and only that question, and then stop your testimony. For example, if you are asked the date of a certain occurrence, state the date, but do not go on to comment on the weather on that date. Again, answer the question asked and that question only.

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