What to Expect at the Courtroom

Courtroom appearances can be nerve-wracking, especially when a divorce or child custody litigation is at stake. It can be helpful to know what to expect when you arrive. Talk to your attorney about the specific procedures for the court you’ll be appearing in. In general, you can expect to see the same features highlighted in the accompanying video.

The judge sits at a desk (called the “bench”), which is located at one end of the courtroom. The court clerk, who swears in witnesses and assists the judge, sits near the bench. The court reporter is also located in this area. This area of the courtroom is separated from the general seating area by a railing, called the “bar.” It is extremely important to remember that you are in a court, so always address the court and avoid any direct discussion or interrogation with the other parent or attorney (even if the other side is doing just that).

At Singer & Associates, our fathers’ rights attorneys personally handle every case because we understand that a judge’s ruling can affect your family for years to come. Call our law firm in Sacramento, CA at (916) 922-5985 to request a one-on-one consultation today.

The information presented in this article should not be construed to be formal legal advice by Singer & Associate Law Office, or the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Because of the changing nature of this area of the law and the importance of individual facts, readers are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding their individual legal issues.

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