Divorce Deposition Questions About Children

Deposition questions on parent’s role and connection with the children

Your spouse’s divorce lawyer may take your deposition and your lawyer may take your spouse’s deposition. If you and your spouse have children and their custody is at issue, you will both be asked questions about your health and relationship to the children.

Below are typical questions that a divorce lawyer may ask the opposing spouse at a deposition regarding his or her role as a parent and connection with the children. The divorce lawyer’s goal in asking these questions is to find out what the parent actually knows about and does in connection with the children.

Your personal information

  • Date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Current address

Your health

  • Currently being treated by a physician?
  • Last time treated by a physician?
  • For what-disease, injury, other
  • Currently taking any prescription medication?
  • What, who prescribed it, and for what condition-dosages
  • Currently taking any non-prescription medication?

Information about children

  • Children’s names and birthdates
  • Year in school, name of school, teacher’s names
  • What time do children wake up in am?
  • Who makes breakfast, lunches, etc?
  • What time do they get out of school?
  • How do they get to/from?  Who takes them?
  • What time do they get home from school?
  • Who cares for them after school?
  • How are children doing in school?
  • Any child currently being treated by a physician?
  • Doctor’s name
  • Nature of treatment
  • Reason for treatment
  • Who has been taking child to doctor?
  • Last time child/children were treated by a physician?
  • Doctor’s name
  • For what-disease, injury, other
  • Who took child to doctor?
  • Currently taking any prescription medication?
  • What, who prescribed it, and for what condition-dosages
  • Currently taking any non-prescription medication?
  • What, for what condition-dosages?
  • Do children have any special needs?
  • Tutoring, therapy
  • Extracurricular activities-what are they, how do they get there
  • Who signed kids up, transports them, coaches/assists