I am going to be questioned in court in May. I've never been to court like this before so I'm kind of nervous. I wanted to see if any of you ladies had advice? Tips? Thoughts?
Here is the story as to why if you want to read it. My good friend got divorced last year, while her now ex was moving out of her house he took/stole a bunch of her things. Well she went to a lawyer about it all & months later here we are with a he said she said situation. The reason I am involved is b/c when her ex was taking her stuff (things that I know are hers) she showed up at her house. Well she caught him in the act things went down & in the midst of it all her daughter (whom was helping her ex) had a seizure & was taken to the ER.
During this time my friend came to my place crying with a car full of items. Asking the cop (that had been called before the seizure) what to do he said there was nothing that could be done. With this we went back to the house & took as much as we could in as many carloads as we could. I saw the house before & during us taking things & what was left behind. The next day the day that her ex was court ordered to be off her property we brought her stuff back to her place. It was empty, he took what was left (which was a lot). He had emptied the place, smashed some items, left messes all over the house, etc.
My part in all of this is I guess I'm a witness to the stuff gone missing. So her lawyer wants me to come to court & tell them what happened. I am nervous b/c I've never been to court like this before let alone ever going up on stand to be questioned. My friend has a lawyer however, her ex does not so if he wants he can question me.
I plan to be firm in my answers. No wishy washy sounds/words. I am trying to form answers to questions in my mind so I am ready & am preparing myself to not answer any of her ex's questions that may have not have anything to do with the situation. Got to keep my cool as well, sorry to say it the man isnt overly smart. I got along with him just fine but at the end of the whole situation he was real mean towards my friend etc so of course I have lost respect for him. So advice? Tips? Anything please I'm afraid I may mess this all up!
Answer by Nanixh at 12:16 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by dancingthrulife at 12:56 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by joanie70 at 5:00 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by laird6372 at 6:09 AM on Mar. 24, 2011