Home PageAbout UsSearchContact UsServicesSite MapTax FAQsEst. Planning FAQsTax CourtLLC'sLLC's in For. JurisTax NewsReal Estate Tax FAQsTax PlanningGifts Reduce TaxLLC Op. AgreementBusiness PurchasesEmployer Tax IssuesMedical ExpensesBusiness PlanningFinance for BusinessW-2 ErrorsSocial SecurityRetirement PlanningReal Est/LeasesTax CollectionsHome Sale ExclusionCash ProtectionTax AuditsTrips- Tax TreatmentLong Distance CreditBusiness Law FAQsEstate Planning/GiftEspanolBusiness AgreementsScams/Nigerian ScamsLatin Legal TermsWorld BusinessMarketingBusiness AircraftNewsletter Sign-upLiability DisclaimerYear End Tax PlanElecting S CorpEmployment IssuesMartketing CustomersMarketing & SalesQuotesNegotiation Help Lawsuits & ADR


Ten Rules for Every Deponent

There are literally hundreds of bits of advice you could give your client before his or deposition. Next time, keep these 10 in mind:

  1. Tell the truth.
  2. Listen to the question. Pause. Think as long as necessary before answering.
  3. Donít pause too long before answering.
  4. Make sure you understand the question. Donít answer unless and until you do.
  5. If you donít understand the questions, say so. Ask the questioner to explain, repeat, or rephrase the questions.
  6. Answer clearly and directly.
  7. If you donít know the answer, say ďI donít know.Ē
  8. If you donít remember the answer, say, ďI donít remember.Ē
  9. Donít confuse ďI donít knowĒ with ďI donít remember.Ē
  10. Where appropriate, qualify your ďI donít rememberĒ answer. Say something like, ďI donít remember at this momentĒ or ďI donít remember without looking atĒ the document in question.

Virtualex.com Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax) 1800 Chapel Avenue West Suite 128 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 Phone:(856) 665-2121      Fax: (856) 665-9005 Email: ron@taxesq.com

Home Page | About Us | Search | Contact Us | Services | Site Map | Tax FAQs | Est. Planning FAQs | Tax Court | LLC's | LLC's in Foreign Countries | Tax News | Real Estate Tax FAQs | Tax Planning | Gifts Reduce Tax | LLCs Need Operating Agreements | Business Purchases | Employer Tax Issue | Medical Expense Deductions | Business Planning | Finance for Business | W-2 Errors | Social Security | Retirement Planning | Real Estate and Leases | Tax Collections | Home Sale Exclusion | Cash Protection Security | Tax Audits | Tax Treatment of Trips | Long Distance Tax Credit | Business Law FAQs | Estate Planning/Gifts | Espanol | Business Agreements | Scams & Nigerian Scams | Latin Legal Terms | World Business | Marketing | Business Aircraft | Newsletter Sign-up | Disclaimer of Liability | YEAR END TAX PLANNING | Converting to S Corporation Election | Employment Issues | Marketing.Customers | Marketing & Sales Ideas | Quotes | Negotiation Help