Q: In a child custody case , i have witness statements. Do I have to subpoena to the witnesses to use them in a Hearing ?
I want to use them the witnesses in a hearing. The dad overindulged in alcohol and is aggressive to child and mother .
A: Witness statements can not be used at a final trial. They must testify in person. At a temporary hearing, you can use witness affidavits.
A: I would suggest hiring an attorney to represent you at trial. Trial procedure can be difficult for non-attorneys as you cannot use affidavits at a final hearing. Your witness will have to be available to testify and you will need to prepare your questions for your witness. You will also need to prepare any exhibits you might have, which might be difficult for someone representing themselves.
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