FILED FOR DIVORCE 18 MONTHS AGO AND STILL NOT SETTLED. HAD MEDIATION LAST WEEK AND NOW MY LAWYER SUGGESTED DEPOSITIONS. WHY IF NOTING WAS SETTLED IN MEDIATION. IT'S ONLY GOING TO COST ME MORE MONEY. SOON TO BE EX WANTS MONEY..NOT THE HOUSE BECAUSE HE HASN'T MADE A MORTGAGE PAYMENT LAST 12 YEARS. HE IS RETIRED MILITARY AND WE WERE MARRIED 20 YEARS OF HIS MILITARY CAREER SO I AM SEEK 1/2 OF HIS MILITARY RETIREMENT.
You have an attorney for a reason. Your attorney knows far more about your case than we can ever learn through an online forum. Discuss this issue with him or her. Ask him or her specifically what will be accomplished at depositions that will justify the costs. Good luck to you.
It is an awful idea to second guess your lawyer who knows your case with wild guesses from people who don't know your case, especially by posting here on the public internet where your husband and his lawyer can read your post.
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