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Preparing for a Temporary Orders Hearing in Texas, Part Seven

In the final installment of this series on preparing for a Temporary Orders hearing in Texas, The Law Office of Bryan Fagan explores crucial aspects of testifying effectively. Understanding attorney objections and responses can be just as vital as the general advice provided in earlier blogs.

Recognizing Attorney Objections

During your Temporary Orders hearing, objections from lawyers may arise. Although the setting may differ from what you’ve seen on television, it’s likely you’ll encounter various objections.

Responding to Objections

When you hear an objection while answering questions, treat it like a red light and pause. Do not try to answer before the judge rules on the objection. The judge can either “sustain” the objection, meaning it’s accepted, or “deny” it, allowing the question or answer on the record.

Answering Truthfully Regardless

Regardless of the objection’s outcome, the attorneys at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan emphasize the importance of answering truthfully and following any instructions from the judge. Testifying honestly is the key to success.

Communicating with Your Attorney

While your spouse testifies, sitting next to your attorney can be challenging when you hear inaccuracies or falsehoods. Avoid distracting your attorney during questioning. Instead, write down your concerns and share them with your attorney after your spouse’s testimony concludes. Your attorney can decide when and how to address these issues while questioning the witness again.

Preparation and Honesty: Your Best Allies

Preparation is essential when facing a Temporary Orders hearing. You can discuss your case with your attorney without revealing specific details of your conversations. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, private communications with your attorney are protected, maintaining the attorney-client privilege.

Telling the Truth and Avoiding Speculation

When responding to questions, always tell the truth and never speculate. It’s acceptable to admit when you don’t remember or aren’t sure about something. Speculating can damage your credibility, especially when questioned by the opposing attorney.

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan: Diligent Preparation Is Key

While you can’t anticipate every scenario in a Temporary Orders hearing, diligent preparation and effective communication with your attorney can significantly improve your chances of presenting your case effectively. Our team is committed to providing guidance on family law matters. For questions on the topics covered in this series, contact us for a free consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys. We’re here to assist you in a judgment-free environment.

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