We will prove your case in court by the testimony of the witnesses and with physical evidence or documents.

You are your most important witness. A very simple case may not require other witnesses. A very difficult or complicated case may require many witnesses.

Sometimes expert witnesses are presented. A few examples of the use of expert witnesses include a certified public accountant to prove economic facts; a social worker, a teacher, a psychologist, or a psychiatrist to prove what is in a child's best interest; a medical doctor to prove the existence or effect of a physical injury; or a personnel counselor to prove a person's ability to produce income.

Witnesses may be subpoenaed and required to testify. A witness who is hostile or does not want to testify is a dangerous witness to call. Many willing witnesses prefer a subpoena to show an employer that they were in court or so that they can honestly claim that they “had no choice” and "had to testify."



Demonstrative evidence includes photographs, tax returns, report cards, insurance policies, deeds, mortgages, bills of sale, credit applications, or other physical objects that may prove a particular fact. Photographs are simple but effective. "A picture is worth a thousand words" may understate the value of the photograph. Some pictures are worth a lot more. Photographs may be used to prove physical injuries such as bruises, a person's presence at a place such as a motel, or the suitability or unsuitability of a home for the children. Again, these are only a few examples.

We will spend sufficient time discussing the details of what we need to prove and how we will prove it.