By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
You’ve been to mediation and tried to settle with your spouse. Unfortunately, the case is going to trial. It’s time to hire a lawyer, if you have attempted to get your divorce without counsel.
What types of evidence will be necessary at trial? Things like deposition transcripts, documents including tax returns, court papers, deeds to property, mortgage and car loan docs, the parties financial affidavits, credit card bills, appraisals of real and personal property, and any other relevant proof.
What are you trying to prove? It depends if you are asking for child support, alimony, or attorneys fees, in which case incomes are important, or if you are asking for distribution of marital assets and debts, then what the asset values are and what the debts are.
If a pre nuptial agreement is being challenged, then produce the video of the signing. If a spouse is suspected of hiding income, then lifestyle studies are important. If a spouse is unemployed, an employability study can be used as evidence of the marketable skills of the spouse.
Remember, you are in court because you could not agree. At this point, don’t go to court without a lawyer. This is too important and too tricky for a do it yourself divorce. For more information call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com.