A deposition properly noticed in a pending civil action is appropriate where the object is to gain knowledge about the case and to allow for the discovery of information to allow for further appropriate discovery. If the object is to annoy, harrass and other cause emotional distress, the deposition can be terminated beforehand via a motion to quash and protective order or during by asserting the deposer is not conducting the deposition in good faith? These are hard standards to meet, and if you suspect the deposition is set for an improper purpose, I strongly recommend you hire an attorney to handle your case or at least your preparation for and attendance at the deposition. Good Luck.
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Well, if your husband properly noted the deposition, then technically you are bound to show up for the deposition as you are a party to the case. Keep in mind, in most states, pro se litigants are held to the same standards as attorneys.
You should really consult with an attorney. The scope of discovery is broad, and although you feel you've produced everything in discovery, a litigant has a right to conduct discovery so long as that discovery is "reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence."
In some instances, however, and for good cause (as determined by a court), you might be able to obtain a protective order to prevent the deposition from happening. Again, an attorney will know if there's adequate grounds for you to request a protective order.
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As noted by the other responders, he is likely entitled to take your deposition in the first instance, but it has to be for the purposes of seeking relevant, material and necessary evidence; a standard that is generally liberally viewed when it comes to discovery. However, if you believe that there is a valid basis for concern that your ex will use the proceeding for an improper purpose, and if you can establish that by way of documentation or reference to prior occasions, you can try making a motion to the court for a protective order that (a) prevents the taking of the deposition altogether or, (b) asks the court to assign a referee to oversee the proceeding so that your ex can not try to make improper inquiries. As already said, this is something that is best handled by an attorney.