Is it normal?


#1

Is it normal for a judge to not want to even speak to a child (12 years old) in a modification of visitation hearing? She spoke to her 2 years ago when she made her original decision. I’m wondering if this judge is being paid off. She wouldn’t even hear my modification of child support case because I didn’t word it properly on the paperwork. I wrote that he lied in the original hearing and I can prove it (thus the change in income). Are certain judges harder than others?


#2

You may want to speak to an attorney about your pleadings to find out what was incorrect about your wording.

If you want to call a witness, that is your right, regardless of whether it is a child or an adult. I wish I could comment further as to the judge’s actions but without being there and hearing how the exchange occurred, it is difficult to determine why a judge acted in a particular manner.

And yes, all judges are different. They operate under the same laws, but the way they approach each issue can vary.