Cleveland, OH asked in Domestic Violence, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio

Q: I have a hearing tomorrow regarding the restraining order on my ex. She has my other ex, her husband and their attorney

I have a hearing tomorrow regarding the restraining order on my ex.

She has my other ex, her husband and their attorney as witness.

We have a pending case for custody.

Can they be used as witnesses in the restraining order which is a different case and different person altogether?

They have a personal interest to gain if they can sway the decision of the restraining order as witnesses.

And they have no personal knowledge of the events that lead up to the restraining order.

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Witnesses generally need to have personal knowledge of something relevant or else their testimony is going to be very brief. I suspect they disagree agree with your assessment that they lack personal knowledge of the events.

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