By Stann Givens
It is not in your best interest to provide any information that is not asked for. Often, an elaborate answer to a simple question in a Florida divorce or paternity case gives the appearance that the deponent is trying to convince the questioner of the truth and makes the questioner, and anyone who reads the deposition transcript, suspicious.
It is natural to feel defensive at a deposition. It is best not to let that show by giving elaborate answers to simple questions.