Temporary Hearings!


Also, I forgot to mention, what if the parent’s attorney suggest that the parent not tell the truth on the stand, what happens?

Thank you.


Dear sam38:

Greetings. Yes, perjury (lying on the stand) can be addressed by the court at a final hearing or on the court’s initiative.

You may be fined, put in jail, or lose significant rights with regards to your custody.

If your attorney suggested that you lie, I recommend that you retain new legal counsel immediately, clear up the lie, and report the other attorney to the North Carolina State Bar. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.



Questions: If a parent lies on the witness stand at a temporary child custody and child support hearing and there is evidence that the person did lie, can this be addressed at the final hearing? If your answer is a, yes, what will happen to the person?

Thank you.