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    Default How to Introduce Evidence in Custody Proceedings

    My question involves a child custody case from the State of: KS


    I am acting as my own attorney. I need to know how to introduce evidence. I have 3 witnesses that I have subpoenaed which have all wrote letters at one point or another regarding my sons neglect in education, health and mental state. In my earlier court dates I was told that the letters are hear say, and I need to know how to turn them into evidence or if I can even do that. Again each of my witnesses are attending court. I also have records from his therapist that I would like to turn into evidence. Should be and open and shut case if I can figure this out.

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    Default Re: How to Introduce Evidence in Custody Proceedings

    You should hire a lawyer. No matter how great you think your case is, you don't know how to present it. If your ex- is represented, you can easily get steamrolled.

    You have not indicated that you are going to have a witness available to authenticate the therapy records so, other issues aside, you may find yourself unable to get them into evidence.

    Witness testimony comes in through direct and cross-examination.

    There are entire books written on evidence, examination of witnesses, and how to authenticate and submit evidence. If you really want to learn this stuff, it's not something we can cover in a few paragraphs.

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    I understand that there are plenty of books on this. I do not understand how to lay a foundation to present my evidence. The therapist her self will be there to prove the records are real. My childs father is not represented, he is usually half drunk so he doesnt even speak in court. There is no way to be steam rolled. Just needed a quick way to introduce evidence in a simple court hearing.

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    I think you're in grave danger of thinking you're actually ready for court. For this reason alone, you need an attorney.

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    Default Re: How to Introduce Evidence in Custody Proceedings

    Quote Quoting JenniferRouviere
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    There is no way to be steam rolled.
    Unless of course, the judge is just having a bad day....
    it happens all the time

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