My wife just got out of the hospital and I don't want to leave her. I have a deposition tomorrow in Florida as the plaintiff. Do I have any legal options that would allow me to stay with her and still give my deposition? She is not in a medical emergency situation, but is in a confused state.
A deposition can be done in either of those ways if both sides agree..........otherwise it is face to face.
Generally NO, not simply for bare convenience and over the objection of the other party. You may want to contact the lawyer taking the depo and see if they are willing to reschedule to accommodate. Otherwise, it may be more efficient to make arrangements for someone to watch your wife and just get the depo over with.
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One lawyer here says yes, another says no. I can tell you I have personally conducted a Skype deposition of a deponent in another state, and am aware of it being done internationally, so definitively yes. HIre an attorney to help you.
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