My clients often tell me that their friend or family will write them a letter purporting to prove something to benefit them in their divorce. Unfortunately, any letter written by a friend or family member will most likely be inadmissible evidence and will not help in their divorce. In order for a letter to be admitted into evidence, the author would have to actually appear in court and be willing to testify under oath as to the truthfulness of what is stated in the letter.
Typically, your friends and family members will not want to have to come to court. Even if your friend and family members do come to court to testify, they will be subject to cross-examination, which may limit the usefulness of their testimony.
Therefore, letters written by your friends or family members are usually not of any use as evidence. However, if your friends or family members are willing to testify, in court and under oath, then perhaps their testimony may be useful. As your attorney, I would want to meet with the potential witness first and question them before trial to ensure that their testimony is going to be useful to your divorce matter.
If you are contemplating divorce and need an attorney who can help you contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office. David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office has helped countless individuals in obtaining a divorce. Call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email me at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our web site: www.dbnylaw.com.