During Appearing In Court


Proper Courtroom Etiquette: Part I

It should come as no secret that there is a certain level of decorum you are expected to uphold in the courtroom. However, it may come as a surprise how much improper behavior and disregard of etiquette can impact your case. While we are always


Proper Courtroom Etiquette: Part II

Aside from looking professional and maintaining your composure, there are several other aspects of appropriate courtroom conduct that you need to keep in mind. Additionally, you should always ask your attorney for advice if you are unsure what you need to do. Running through a


Trial Preparation Is Key To Courtroom Success

Ideally, you and your spouse will find a way to settle any disputed issues in your divorce without litigation. However, that is not always the case, and many people will find themselves having to stand trial for the first time in their lives. This can


Divorce Attorney Tips: Appearing Before A Judge

In this segment of Divorce Attorney Tips we answer the question: "How can guys better prepare themselves to appear before a judge in hearings?"
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How to Dress Well in Court – Court Appearances Series

COURT APPEARANCES is a regularly recurring column dedicated to providing men – both pro-se litigants and those represented by counsel – with helpful tips for courthouse customs, processes and decorum. The past couple of decades have ushered in some fairly sweeping changes with respect to

Essential Videos

Dressing For Court
Cordell & Cordell family law attorney Rochelle Cavanagh explains how to dress properly for court, and why your appearance matters in divorce.
Courtroom Etiquette
New York divorce attorney Rochelle Cavanagh explains the importance of following procedure and etiquette when you must address a family court judge.
Divorrce 101: During Divorce
A video series featuring information on why you should stay in the marital home, the discovery process, courtroom appearances and more.