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I have a custody trial coming up in a month. Do I have to submit

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I have a custody trial coming up in a month. Do I have to submit anything prior to the actual trial? Like child's progress reports or a document that proves the plaintiff is lying or a document from the state disproving accusations from the mother(plaintiff)? I will be representing myself in court and will have an opportunity to cross examine her on the stand and depending on her answers I may have documents to impeach her testimony. Do I have to disclose those docs ahead of time?

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Hello! Any documents that you plan on using in the actual trial must be shown to the opposing party before the judge can see them. Generally, parties submit what is known as a trial brief at least five days before the upcoming trial, in which you would attach all the exhibits and documents you are planning on using.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Does the opposing party have to submit to me ahead of time the questions they plan on asking one of my witnesses? What if there was a tape recording of a particular event that they used during the hearing officer conference but I was never provided a copy of the tape. Are they required to send me a copy of the tape prior to the trial?

Hello! THe questions that they are planning on asking the witnesses, no. If there is a tape recording yes you are entitled to hear whatever is on the recording.
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