Avoid divorce court missteps

Avoid divorce court missteps

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2018 | Divorce, Firm News |

An appearance in court is often the final step in the process of ending a marriage with a partner. This may not be true in every case, but for some, the divorce court proceedings are a serious last step, so the court date is treated with reverence. In Wyoming, preparation and presentation can possibly help a person from taking the wrong path in the courtroom.

When appearing in court, individuals typically want the judge to be well disposed towards them. A person can try to ensure that this is the case by remaining respectful of courtroom etiquette. One way to remain respectful in the courtroom is to dress appropriately and to turn off any distracting devices, like cell phones. 

If a person needs to prove a claim of financial hardship, or provide evidence of income and expenses, then he or she should have the proper financial documents ready for the judge to review. Additionally, kindness and respect can go a long way. An individual should be polite to all court staff and refrain from interrupting. Even if a person is angry at his or her ex, or at the situation, he or she should refrain from expressing anger in the courtroom.

During a divorce proceeding in Wyoming or anywhere else, an individual is likely trying to divide assets and settle shared debts, create a custody plan, and make support payment arrangements. All these decisions can affect the life of an individual for years to come. That’s why many individuals choose to rely on the aid of an experienced attorney who can help them prepare and present their case. 

Source: huffingtonpost.com, “9 Mistakes That Will End Up Costing You In Divorce Court“, Brittany Wong, Jan. 29, 2018