Refusal to admit evidence

The lawyer I had been working with has a significant amount of evidence I’ve gathered, especially from the PI I’ve hired that shows that I’ve explained in my other thread. That lawyer has consistently refused to use the evidence I have and told me it will make me look paranoid, mentally unstable, and antagonistic if I insist on submitting my evidence. I’m shocked a lawyer would refuse to submit solid evidence and allow a PI to testify. I feel what he’s doing is hurting and unnecessarily dragging my case out longer. Are there any actions I can take? Is this a normal practice in custody cases?

Generally the lawyer will make the call on what evidence to introduce and how to present your case in chief at trial. However, it is your case and you can insist that he/she use the evidence that you have - have an in-depth conversation with him/her to fully understand the pros and cons of introducing the evidence you have. The more informed you are, the better decision you can make.

Anna Ayscue

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