Situation is I left an abusive marriage (but only one formal police report was filed). I filed for divorce/custody/child support. He countered for custody/child support and alimony/postseparation support.
In preparing for the custody/child support/alimony hearings, I feel that I need to demonstrate a history of the abuse during the marriage, a history of harassment before and after DOS; and a history of his irrational decision making with regards to the health care of our child. I would like to present evidence (emails, voicemails, digital voice recordings) to support my claims. I would also like to enter testimony from witnesses or affidavits of testimony.
I reviewed the following previous response from several years ago:
“Unless your local rules require, you do not have to provide the opposing party with a list of your witnesses. If you have to subpoena a witness, you do have to provide the opposing side with a copy of that subpoena.”
That said, 1) how can I find out the local rules for my presiding county (Union County). 2) Can I submit a request that my ex/defendant provide a list of his intended witnesses via discovery/interrogatories? 3) Who is considered an “expert witness”? If licensed counselors are going to provide testimony, are they considered expert witnesses?
- during trial, how do I request evidence be reviewed by the judge OR how exactly do I present evidence during the trial? Do I just ask? (that may seem like a silly question, but I’ve just never been involved in a court proceeding).
Thanks in advance!