How should you prepare for a child support hearing?

If you are faced with a child support hearing in the near future, now’s the time to start the preparation process. You don’t want to walk into court thinking you know everything, just to find that nothing could be further from the truth.

The way you prepare for a child support hearing may not be exactly the same as the next person, but there are a few things you should absolutely do:

  • Be ready to listen. At no point should you ever interrupt the judge. At no point should you ever act inappropriately. There is no denying the fact that you are upset with your situation, but that doesn’t mean you should act in a rude or inconsiderate manner.
  • Take notes. There is a lot to write down during your child support hearing, so you might as well take a notebook with you. This may sound like overkill, but you’ll be glad you did this later on when you are trying to remember what was said.
  • Let the judge do his or her job. Even if the other party is telling lies, you need to bite your tongue and let the judge decide what to do next. You only have control over yourself.

These are just a few of the many things you can do to prepare for a child support hearing. With these tips guiding you, it’s much easier to make informed decisions while avoiding trouble.

This is a tough time in your life, so make sure you know what to expect at every turn of the road.

Source: Divorce Source, “Top 25 Things You Must Know Before Going to Your Court Hearing,” accessed July 08, 2016

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