Conduct Yourself Professionally in Court

In some divorces, there are strong feelings of anger, bitterness, hurt, and so many more negative emotions. Understandably, a particularly acrimonious divorce can cause the emotions to spill into the courtroom.

Although such feelings are common, divorce court is an empirical environment where the primary issues are diving property, finances, and sorting out child custody. Courtrooms are straightforward, serious, and also formal. Impressions and the way a person presents themselves are all taken into account alongside those aforementioned issues like the finances. Someone who conducts them inappropriately may be setting themselves up for a costly mistake, including losing custody of the child.

While people believe they can defend themselves in court, knowledge of the law and practice is key to reach a fair settlement of divorce. Most divorcing individuals do not portray themselves in their best light. Self-representation is particularly risky because if a judge asks a question and there is no readily available answer, it does not reflect well. Having the right documents filed and getting all financial information up-to-date is imperative.

Personal behavior is another major factor. Your attire, what you handle yourself, and how you talk will have an impact on people's thoughts. Although financial assets and events that contributed to the divorce are the main points, it will likely impact the hearing if you behave in a disrespectful manner. This also includes interrupting your ex.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family law lawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.