Co-produced with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Play by the rules
Thorough, accurate evidence is vital to the success of your client’s case in family court — so is knowing and following evidentiary rules and practices.
Whether you’re new to family law or a veteran practitioner, Yes, the Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law can help you better understand the Rules, procedures, and best practices surrounding the evidence in your next case.
Learn strategies and gain insights as you examine important evidentiary issues such as:
- Correctly incorporating testimony from therapists and counselors
- Working with lay and expert witnesses
- Effectively presenting physical evidence such as digital records, writings, photos, and texts
- Properly using and interpreting financial records
- Handling restraining orders, police reports, and other enforcement records
Child testimony isn’t child’s play
Questions regarding the credibility of witness statements made by children mean family law attorneys must be cautious when dealing with child witnesses. Dig deeper into the reasoning behind excluding child testimony. In addition, explore alternatives to in-court testimony and issues that may arise in arranging the testimony.
Social media rules of thumb
In today’s digital world, social media often contains key evidence. Find out how to use discovery to obtain social media information. Hear discussion on admissibility issues you may run into when using social media evidence. Plus, explore the unique ethical considerations surrounding social media.
These rules aren’t meant to be broken
The right evidence is crucial to success in family law cases. Understand the Rules of Evidence and be prepared to effectively respond to evidentiary issues in family court with the guidance you’ll get from Yes, the Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law.