Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana

Q: Do i need to attend personally to a court hearing or can my lawyer represent me

if i move overseas

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: If you have a lawyer, then please ask this to your lawyer----your lawyer is in the best position to know and answer your question. There are different ways of obtaining a divorce depending on each person's situation and some of them would require you to be present in court; others do not. Additionally, some jurisdictions in Louisiana (perhaps unnecessarily) still require a party seeking the divorce to appear in Cout with 2 witnesses and to testify. Now, the latter may only be in 2 or 3 JDCs in Louisiana, but again, we do not know where in Louisiana your suit is pending---your lawyer does. Good luck.

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