Going to Court-from Chapter 15-Divorce in New Mexico

For many of us, our images of going to court are created by movie scenes and our favorite television shows.


We picture the witness breaking down in tears after a grueling cross-examination. We see attorneys strutting around the courtroom, waving their arms as they plead their case to the jury. Hollywood drama, however, is a far cry from reality. Going to court for your divorce can mean many things, ranging from sitting in a hallway while waiting for the attorneys and judges to conclude a conference, to being on the witness stand giving mundane answers to questions about your monthly living expenses.

Regardless of the nature of your court proceeding, going to court often evokes a sense of anxiety. Perhaps your divorce might be the first time in your life that you have even been in a courtroom. Be assured that these feelings of nervousness and uncertainty are normal.

Understanding what will occur in court and being well prepared for any court hearings will relieve much of your stress. Knowing the order of events, the role of the people in the courtroom, etiquette in the courtroom, and what is expected of you will make the entire experience easier.

Your attorney will be with you to support you any time you go to court. Remember, every court appearance moves you one step closer to completing your divorce so that you can move forward with your life.

For more information our book Divorce in New Mexico is available for $14.95 on the homepage of our website.

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