Supporting witness statements that can verify your position are particularly important (see Grouped Part 3 statements above). The less biased the witness seems, the more likely it is that the court will believe him. For example, the court will assume that your parents, close family and friends are very biased towards you. This means that they support witnesses worse than people like your neighbors and acquaintances. The best witnesses of support are family members on the other side when they cooperate with you. You probably shouldn`t ask your minor children for explanations, especially if they are children you have in common with the opposing party. There are ways to make your statement persuasive without containing inflammatory sound clips and denigrating the other party or their lawyer. A good way to start writing an organized statement is to start with a list of topics you want your statement to cover. Your lawyer should be able to help you with this list. For a statement in support of an application for interim measures in the event of divorce, such a list might look like this: A statement should simply be a statement of the facts in support of an application or in response to an application. Keep your sentences short.
The court looks for who, what, when, where and how. Try to write naturally using declarative sentences and active verbs. While there will be oral testimony in your family law case, your statement is an opportunity to present evidence on your behalf that can serve as an introduction to the case for the judge, a custody mediator and/or an expert witness such as a court-appointed custody expert. Just as you should limit the number of pages in your party statement, it`s usually best to limit 3rd party group statements to no more than 15 pages in total. If necessary, discard weak statements. Help the lawyer read your 3rd party group statements faster by highlighting the most important language with a luminous marker. It is also important to understand what you are asking the court to do (for example, what custody and physical custody mean before filing a statement to apply for a custody order). The statement in a trial responds to the law of chancery, the defamation of civilians and the accusation of ecclesiastical courts. We can never say it enough: explanations must be a recitation of facts! Your opinion about why your co-parent is a terrible person and the scum of the earth who doesn`t deserve to see your child has no place here.
It makes you look bad, and while it may do you good for now, it will only annoy the court and hurt your cause. Being organized and specific are crucial elements for a successful explanation, but it is just as important to stay on point and relevant to the issues at hand. You don`t need to specify the law, but it`s helpful to pay attention to the law that applies to you. In a particular paragraph, state only the facts that will help the court decide the issue you are dealing with. Avoid the temptation to tie everything together or get into other issues or complaints, as your reader may skip reading if they can`t understand why you`re skipping topics. In addition, many Washington counties, including King, Pierce and Snohomish, have set page limits on the number of returns each party can submit. This requires careful use of the space you have. California Rule of Procedure 5.118 limits the length of a return (attached to your RFMO) to ten (10) pages. Similarly, a relevant statement on this RFMO should not exceed ten (10) pages. Second. The place.
Immediately after the title of the statement follows the statement on the periphery of the place or neighborhood where the facts are supposed to have occurred and in which the case is being negotiated. See location. A statement is your written testimony given under penalty of perjury. It has the same legal effect as your testimony on the witness stand. Do you remember the Miranda law, which says, “Everything you say can and will be used against you”? This applies here in two respects. A statement is a written statement submitted to a court in which the author swears “under penalty of perjury” that the content is true.4 min spent reading 8. Gather plenty of supporting documents. In addition to witnesses, you must collect all supporting documents to support your case, such as photos, emails, text screenshots, police reports, account records, invoices, tax records, and payslips. They must be attached to an appropriate declaration or sealed as financial source documents. Further details are provided in sections IV and V below.
A statement is a written statement submitted to a court in which the author swears “under penalty of perjury” that the content is true. That is, the author acknowledges that if he is lying, he can be prosecuted for perjury. Statements are usually used instead of live testimony when the court is called upon to rule on an application. The above types of documents are the ONLY ones you can submit under lock and key without special permission from the court. For example, you can`t seal your return, even if you really don`t want other people to read it. 1. A verdict swearing, under penalty of perjury by Washington State, that the information contained in the statement is true,2.