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My lawyer tells me there is not enough "time" to redo the deposition to get these questions answered as now to have the court force him to answer, the deposition has to be transcribed which took 3 weeks in my case, then the court has to review it (more $ and time) and the trial is set for mid November. I feel this has unfairly prejudiced my case now. My chance to have the same fair deposition as his attorney got from me is lost unless the judge will allow more time to repeat the deposition. In addition to this, I had specific questions I wanted asked at the deposition, my lawyer and I talked about these beforehand, she agreed to ask them, then she never did. At the end of the deposition when I kept trying to signal her I still had not got my questions asked, she ignored me. So now, my questions as well as all relevant questions to the adultery have gone unanswered. Is this not enough to grant me more time to level the playing field with a re-do deposition?
Also, he wants to avoid answering questions about the adultery(s) because he is currently being investigated by the state board of med licensure for sexually inappropriate behavior. I believe he is fearful of incriminating himself. I am looking for spousal support. Both he and the woman have already admitted to the adultery. They couldn't deny it as the process server was also the private investigator and caught them redhanded in a motel room where he then served the papers on him.
He also wants to avoid answering adultery questions because I have also filed a alienation of affection suit against the woman in Mississippi. His lawyer claims we are only seeking grounds for adultery to be able to ask these questions to also provide discovery for that suit. So what? It's convenient. He will also be deposed for that case as well anyway.
But can his lawyer make this assertion and force the grounds to be neglect instead of adultery anyway? Because he admits to neglect? He also admitted to adultery.
Thank you! One last question.
I had very specific questions that were very important to me personally to answer. They actually had more to do with neglect and cruelty which they had no questions prepared for other than mine.
Do I not have a right to have my question answered?
I do have a separate question but it is very brief: If I start to date at this point, would notifying him that I intend to spend time with an individual but also intend to limit the relationship to a friendship until the divorce is final, intend to keep the relationship platonic until the divorce is final, and giving him the opportunity to acknowledge and respond that he doesn't have an objection to this and thereby also agrees to not attempt to make any accusations of infidelity. Would this protect me from being accused of adultery in the same way that once one marriage partner becomes aware of the other's affair yet doesn't object to it protects the adulterous party?
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