The process of a divorce can oftentimes seem everlasting. With documentation and proceedings, there are a large number of decisions that are either reached mutually, or ruled by a judge. Due to the severity of some of these issues, knowing what to expect if you end up in court is crucial to ultimately achieving the winning result you desire.
- Timeliness is key in court. Understand that you will have to park your car, wait on a line for the metal detector, and hurdle any unexpected obstacles. This will give you appropriate time to sit in the courtroom, and address any concerns with your attorney last minute.
- Confidence is extremely vital. If and when you are required to speak, it is in your best interest to listen to your attorney’s advice. You are in court to make your case and you must remember to express your honesty by using a clear and cohesive voice.
- Emotions should be kept aside when in the courtroom. Your demeanor will mean a lot to the judge and you should approach this with little to no outside emotion. Keep in mind that judges understand that divorce court is a stressful environment. Unless instructed to do so, speaking out should be avoided entirely in order to remain mature and neutral in regard to the situation at hand.
- Keep your eye on the prize. You are in court to ultimately achieve the goal at hand, which is winning what you believe is yours. The opposing party may very well try to entice you into reacting. As stated before, you will have your opportunity to speak and rebut any statements you feel to be false or inaccurate.
At Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP, we understand that divorce is not always easy. For issues that go beyond simple agreements, our team of highly qualified attorneys will work each day to ensure that a favorable agreement for you is the ultimate outcome.
To learn more about our attorney’s extensive legal knowledge in regard to divorce, give us a call at 914-288-9595.