Can I write a letter to the judge to take to court with me or have letters from other people outside my particular case to take?
1 attorney answer
I understand your frustration. Unfortunately, letters or any out of court statement is useless from an evidentiary standpoint. It is hearsay. The court cannot consider those out of court statements without an exception to the hearsay rule. You say your ex-husband brings others to court to testify. You must do the same. Your witnesses must be subject to cross-examination. Letters are not evidence if offered to prove the truth of the statements. It sounds like your ex-husband likely has a lawyer and you do not enjoy that same benefit. I suggest you retain your own lawyer well in advance of any court appearances. Your lawyer will need time to prepare. Otherwise, it sounds like you very well could lose custody. You need the experience of a skilled lawyer to present your case. I wish you the best.
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