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ACT Family Court Trial - Self Representing and Cross Examination

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Curious 65, 25 May 2015.

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  1. Curious 65

    Curious 65 Member

    25 May 2015
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    When you are self representing and cross examining a witness in a family court trial, is it only what has been introduced by them in Affidavit and by questions asked by their Barrister that you can address?

    Or can you also ask questions about what is in your Affidavit and your responses to their Affidavit?
  2. okanynameyouwishthen

    okanynameyouwishthen Well-Known Member

    12 February 2015
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    Could be wrong ( it's family law & i'm male after all ) but i believe you can canvas any of them. I mean if you have claims against other party that you have raised in your affidavits if they chose to respond but ignore those certain topics....classing them as unbroachable because they ignore them & thus are not introduced by them.....doesn't seem right.
    After all, isn't the end result of the whole theaterical performance about leading them to divulge stuff that bolsters your cred. & suitability whilst diminishing their own ?
    Curious 65 likes this.

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