Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Voluminous Filing of Vitriolic Venom No Guarantee of Victory

A recurring theme in my posts is this: lawyers and their clients are less (not more) likely to succeed in a family law motion hearing if they file large volumes of attachments to affidavis.  This may include profanity-laden emails, texts, letters, tweets, or postings on social media.  Do you really expect the judge to read the 400 pages of email exchanges between the parties?  Well, don't.  Lawyers have a duty to exercise reasonable professional judgment in what they file with the court, both in content and volume.

Two words of advice:  STOP IT !

See April 9, 2013 posting.


  1. It always bothers me that everything could be held against you when it comes to issues in family law. In Olympia WA, my ex filed everything he could away but I'm glad to read a judge didn't even read it. Sometimes things are said in the heat of the moment, you know?

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