In my child custody case I had voice recordings, documents showing that my child's mother is unfit, I was concerned about my child's boyfriend abusing my child and the magistrate did not look at any of my documents nor let me play my recordings of her talking badly about me and using profanity. What can I do if I feel like I it was a wrongful judgment and also because I was a male.
It is more likely that it is because you did not comply with the rules of evidence, which are quite complicated. This is why people need attorneys - although I understand that sometimes costs are a concern. It is always a good idea to at least consult with an attorney before going to court. Consultations are often free, and you can sometimes find that an attorney may be affordable, whereas once you lose your hearing, it is often to late to try again. In family law however, you are more likely to have a second chance than in some other areas of the law. I suggest you go meet with an attorney at this point and see what you may be able to do to address the situation.
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The problem is that you are trying to do this without a lawyer. You do not know the rules of evidence. A lot of what you are trying to introduce seems irrelevant. If this is worth fighting it is worth getting a professional. The same goes for setting your own broken leg, pulling wisdom teeth or flying your own airplane. Just because you can do it does not mean you will survive it.
The recordings cannot be admitted into evidence and their existence is evidence of a crime. The judge did you a favor. Also, there is a way you have to present evidence to a judge. If you don't do the magic evidence dance the judge can ignore the evidence.
Let me guess, no attorney?
Did you at least get a court reporter? If not, you don't have a transcript. No transcript, the only record is the hearing sheet (which is usually bereft of information anyway for a reason). So the magistrates recommendation goes to the judge.
You have 10 days to file an exception to the magistrate's report. The judge then makes a decision (yay or nay, usually yay) and maybe has a quick hearing if you motion for one. Then you would need to appeal, but in order to appeal you would need a transcript of the proceedings, which means you would need a court reporter. Hope you got one.
I cannot stress this enough. You need an attorney.
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You need to consult with an experienced attorney to go over your options. Sometimes it is possible to appeal from the order based upon any errors made by the magistrate.
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