At Oxendine & Sauls, LLC, we know how stressful and emotionally draining family matters can be. With over 60 years of combined experience, our Suwanee family attorneys can thoroughly guide you through the legal process and all its possible complexities, including how to prepare and act in the courtroom.
While the court can be an intimidating and frightening setting, success can be accomplished through preparation. Acting in an appropriate and respectful manner, despite how nerve-wracking the subject may be, can help ensure that you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
The following are tips on how you should prepare and act in family court:
- Dress appropriately. Wear what you would wear to a job interview or a religious service. Looking formal and presentable makes you appear respectable in the eyes of the judge and those in attendance. Do not wear clothes that are too tight and expose too much skin.
- Be honest and always tell the truth. Because you are under oath, it is mandatory to disclose the truth. Lying will only result in more trouble, perhaps the loss of your case. If you are not sure how to answer a question, don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.”
- Keep your answers precise. Make sure that you speak clearly when answering questions. Avoid rambling or bringing up things that are irrelevant to your case. In addition, refrain from thinking out loud, sighing, or saying, “Um” a lot. You could always practice your responses with your attorney.
- Listen carefully. Only answer questions that are asked by the judge and attorneys. Refrain from getting into verbal tangents about unnecessary details.
- Control your emotions. Not matter where you are, discussing a sensitive subject can result in a raw display of emotions. However, yelling or being hostile in the courtroom can break your case.
If you want to obtain experienced and reliable legal assistance in your family law case in Suwanee and Gwinnet County, GA, schedule a consultation with Oxendine & Sauls, LLC today.