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NSW Family Court - How to Do I Cross-Examine Myself?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Steve1905, 25 July 2016.

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  1. Steve1905

    Steve1905 Well-Known Member

    21 November 2014
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    Hi All,

    I'm representing myself in the family court and a trial date will be set soon. I am a little perplexed as to how I question myself as a witness? I know I will get to question my ex and I have her father as my witness to question but I will be taking the stand as well and not sure how I get my side across.

    Seems a little weird me asking and answering my own questions.

    Thanks in advance
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

    23 July 2014
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    You don't question yourself. The other party's lawyer (or the other party, if they're a self-represented litigant) will question you, as will the ICL, and potentially the presiding Judge, if he sees fit to do so. Your story should be told in your affidavit. Cross-examination is to assess your credibility. You will also have an opportunity question the other party, as will the ICL. Again, cross-examination isn't really about telling a story; it's about checking facts and credibility.

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