RULES OF EVIDENCE IN FAMILY LAW
By George Shake, Partner, Duffee + Eitzen, LLP
and Marianne Howland, Partner, Duffee+ Eitzen, LLP
Family law litigation may be more focused on families and individual conduct related to families than other areas of law; however, we still must abide by the rules of evidence. No matter how necessary the information is, we still have to offer evidence during a hearing in accordance with the Texas Rules of Evidence.
Here are some common pieces of evidence that you may encounter, and we will briefly explain how to admit or keep out these pieces of evidence.
Here are some common objections and how to deal with them:
When you adhere to the rules of evidence and know your proper objections and responses, you will appear prepared and you may even throw your opposing counsel off of his/her game, which is always a plus. The above are some common objections and ways to admit evidence that will help you in your efforts to get the necessary information in front of the judge and allow your client to tell his/her story.