Hello all, I did a search for this subject, but didn't find anything... Must a person be made to state their name, address and occupation to the family court so that all parties are satisfied they are that person? Does a Magistrate have to ensure that parties present in the court are who/m they say they are? Does this also apply whether the party being identified is attending court by phone, therefore they cannot be identified visually, so as to satisfy any other party to the proceedings that they are actually that person? What is the purpose of them having to state their name etc to the court? Is it because the proceedings are recorded and thereafter a transcript can be made of anything said? What can happen if the party has not identified themselves? Is there a course of action that can question the validity of the proceedings if there is no evidence that the person attended when their attendance is required by notice from the court? If this is part of process rules or within a statute, can someone point me at what it is please.