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Preparing to Testify in Court

In Child Custody, Separation & Divorce by Carly Baker

When it comes to the legal issues that surround a divorce, such as property division, alimony, child custody, and child support, it is far more common for people to reach agreements than to take these issues to trial. This is because trial is risky and expensive, and people are generally more inclined to avoid that risk and try to settle on an arrangement they can control. Having said that, however, there are times when it is necessary to take issues before a judge. Therefore, it is important to have some idea of what to expect if you have to testify in court. Come Prepared The best way to testify with confidence is to know what you’re talking about. This means to spend a good amount of time preparing for court. …

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Tips for Testifying in Court

In Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

In any legal proceeding, one of the most common fears that people have is the idea that they will have to testify in court. These nerves are rooted in expectations built through generations of television and movies. We see Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise yelling at each other, or Law and Order marathons where people are torn apart on the stand by aggressive defense attorneys. While your courtroom experience will not be like this; it is nevertheless important to know what to expect and how to prepare. Consult with your attorney in advance of your hearing or trial. Your attorney can tell you what to expect in your hearing and from your specific judge. This is also a good opportunity for you to get on the same page as your …