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03 Nov 15 #469004 by zayn123
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I have my final trial coming up soon, where i will be cross examined by my ex wifes barrister re our son. Does anyone have any tips, or types of questions they will ask, and how to deal with them in the best possible way?

I was granted custody of my son in an interim arrangement for 4 days a week, which has been the same for 15 months. My ex wife has made numerous unsubstantiated allegations.

Could we for example take videos of my son to use in court? Albums of pictures? Text messages? or are they considered to be inadmissable?

Any help would be greatly received.

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You can''t use videos or photographs of your son - it is down to you to present the best case possible for your child to remain living with you. The court is wholly concerned with the child''s welfare and his best interests, so keep your statements, questions to the other side during cross-examination and your replies to them completely child-focused, and try to look at things from your son''s perspective.

You will need to prepare another Position Statement, which must be more comprehensive and detailed than previous statements, and will contain the required evidence. They should be clear, concise and in a logical sequence. You should also include the order you wish the Judge to make using the CAP(02) template. If the other side is represented, then they will have responsibility for producing the bundle.

Do you have someone who can attend Court with you for some support; have you considered using a McKenzie Friend to help you with the preparation of the statements and other paperwork, and and who can sit with you in court, take notes and quietly advise you?

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