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You will likely appear before a family law judge on multiple occasions during your divorce proceedings and then again after it is finalized. These courtroom proceedings are crucial to the success of your case, and your conduct during them is a vital factor in obtaining a successful outcome. So before you go in to court for the first time, read up on these valuable tips for how to conduct yourself in a courtroom.

Dress to Impress

Business attire is strongly encouraged in a courtroom. For ladies, conservative, professional dresses or suits are strongly encouraged. For gentlemen, suits with a white button-down shirt are acceptable. Both sexes should avoid bright colors as much as possible, though a tasteful but colorful necktie for men is fine. Women should wear close-toed shoes to each proceeding, with men wearing business dress shoes. Keep your hairstyle conservative and neatly groomed. You want to appear as prepared and put-together as possible as your image will likely have an influence on the judge’s opinion.

Be Respectful

How you look is only half of what you need to know; how you act is equally, if not more important. Courtrooms are places that demand the utmost respect, and the judge will enforce this strictly. When someone else is speaking, do not interrupt them for any reason. If your lawyer has an objection, they will speak up on your behalf. Meanwhile, the best thing you can do is sit quietly and listen to whoever is speaking, and answer their questions if you are addressed specifically.

Your conduct outside of the courtroom is important as well. One of the most important rules is also one of the simplest: do not be late. On days where you have court hearings, plan ahead and leave time for traffic, delays, and parking. Being late is not only a tremendous waste of time for all of those involved, but also money on behalf of both you and your spouse. It also will annoy your judge and reflect poorly on your character and ability as a parent to manage simple tasks, which will only harm your case if child custody and visitation provisions are involved.

If you need assistance with your own divorce case, the San Diego family attorneys at Fair Cadora, APC may be able to help you. Our firm proudly provides all of our clients with experienced and proven legal counsel that has received accolades, including recognition as a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization. We have the resources, knowledge, client service you need to navigate your case, making us a top choice in Southern California.

Please contact the firm today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.

Posted By Fair Cadora, APC

Cohabitation, or living together in a long-term relationship as though you were married, is growing more common. Between the high costs of living and relaxed social stigmas on living together before getting married, many couples often choose to get a place together before tying the knot. As a result, complex lawsuits have arisen which have begun to question whether cohabitation periods can apply to divorce agreement provisions, most notably alimony.

In California, the law states that if the receiving spouse begins cohabitating after a divorce, then they are presumed to have a decreased need for spousal support. There are ways to prove that your ex is cohabitating as well, including receiving their mail at their new partner’s address, combining bank accounts, having a child with their new partner, and more.

When this is the case and you wish to modify your alimony obligation, you can request a modification or even full termination of your requirement. It’s important that you keep up your obligation until this motion is passed; if your motion is denied you could potentially be found in contempt. Instead, you can request that your modification be applied retroactively to the date that the motion was originally filed.

If you need assistance with a cohabitation or any other family law matter, the San Diego divorce attorneys at Fair Cadora may be able to assist you. We have a passion for people and we strive to put the law on the side of all of our clients using our considerable experience and legal knowledge. Our attorneys have even received some of the industry’s highest accolades; Attorney Fair has been named a Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and Attorney Cadora has served the family law community since 2003.

Please contact the firm today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.

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