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What makes a question more appropriate -examination

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What makes a question more appropriate for cross-examination at trial rather than questionnaire discovery?
Eg questions about motive for certain actions - do they not belong in cross-ex?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
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You are correct.
Questionnaires are designed to elicit facts - and documentation - not motivation and intentions
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Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

would this be an appropriate response in such cases:


This question probes motivation rather than establishes facts and does not belong in the Questionnaire phase of the process.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Just to check - are these the questions that the court approved or the follow ups that they have asked?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

follow ups

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Then I suggest you put
"I was not aware that explanations of my motives were part of this process"
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