Failure to appear at a deposition may result in a court order to testify, states LegalMatch. A deposition is testimony given outside the courtroom, and a deposition subpoena is issued to a non-party to testify and/or pro... More »

After depositions in a medical malpractice case, the attorneys discuss a settlement and may agree to mediation. If an agreement is not reached, the case goes to trial and is decided by a judge, advises Nolo. More » Government & Politics Law

After a deposition, an attorney begins the process of analyzing the collected statements and preparing strategy for the case. Depending on the information given at a deposition, attorneys may discuss the case and decide ... More »

Giving a deposition, which is a pre-trial testimony taken under oath, is much like giving testimony in court, except there is no judge present, according to FindLaw. The opposing lawyer will ask questions regarding the c... More » Government & Politics Law

Lawyers freeze assets during a divorce by filing a motion in court or obtaining an automatic temporary restraining order, or ATRO, according to Forbes magazine. In some states, ATROs are mutual orders that prevent spouse... More »

Exactly what happens if a person breaks a court order varies depending on the person's state of residence and the court order broken. In most cases, a person who breaks a court order is held in contempt of court. More »

An order to show cause is a court directive that requires one or more of the parties to a case to prove why the court should grant relief to the party, notes New York State Unified Court System. The order justifies why t... More »