How To Prove Someone Is Lying In Court

One of the most frustrating things in family court is when the other party continually lies and gets away with it.

They make up facts about you and about how they care for the children.

The reason this happens if because most people (including some attorneys) do not know how prove someone is lying in family court and use those lies against them.

Attacking credibility can be a very effective strategy in court if it’s done correctly.

Here are four ways to prove someone is lying on the stand in court, in order from least effective to most effective.

  1. Your Own Testimony Or Rebuttal: When they are done testifying, you can set the record straight with your own testimony, either on rebuttal or during direct examination. This method is not very effective or persuasive because it still asks the judge to weigh the testimony and use their discretion on who is telling the truth;

  2. Physical Evidence On Cross Examination: During their cross examination, you can bring up and show physical evidence that proves that they lied on their direct examination. This includes text messages, emails, photographs, etc. This can be an effective strategy if you can successfully lay the foundation and authenticate such evidence so the judge knows it’s what it is purported to be;

  3. Court Records On Cross Examination: During their cross examination in a divorce or custody trial, you can show court records wherein they have signed to certify the accuracy and correctness of the information given and that information conflicts with their testimony. This can be done with discovery responses submitted by them and it and it can be very effective if done correctly; and

  4. Previous Sworn Testimony: The most effective method – You can use a sworn testimony from a previous hearing or definition when that testimony is inconsistent from what they just said on the stand and under oath in the current hearing. This can be VERY effective and VERY persuasive to show lack of credibility if done correctly.

You must remember that once you successfully prove someone lied on the stand, you don’t just ask that their custody time be revoked because they’re a liar.

You have then make the argument either in a closing argument or in a brief submitted after the trial that they are not credible and the rest of their testimony cannot be believed either.

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