When you go to court, you will give information (called “evidence”) to a judge who will decide your case. This evidence may include information you or someone else tells to the judge (“testimony”) as well as items like email and text messages, documents, photos, and objects (“exhibits”). If you don’t have an attorney, you will need to gather and present your evidence in the proper way. Courts have rules about evidence so that judges will make decisions based on good information, not gossip and guesswork.
Please feel free to contact the NCJFCJ’s Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody at 800-527-3223 or visit the website at www.rcdvcpc.org for information and referrals.