I’m steve kramer. i’m a florida family law and divorce attorney. and today we’re going to talk about how text messages and emails can affect your divorce or paternity case. Now if you’re dealing with a divorce or a paternity action, you’re going to have to prove certain elements in your case to get where you want to go. Let me tell you a story about a case recently. I represented a young man and his exgirlfriend had accused him of being violent with her and had filed for a domestic violence injunction. And a domestic.
Violence injunction is basically where you seek to keep the other person away and she wanted to keep him away from her and her kids their kids together, actually and she wanted him to pay all kinds of money. And it was going to have a real impact on him because he would have lost his right to bear arms, there would have been all kinds of consequences would have come up on background checks like I said, all kinds of bad things. Anyways, she made all these accusations. She signed an affidavit saying that he hit her but there.
Was no evidence like a police report to back it up. but she was very convincing when she went on the stand. She was crying and breaking down and she had these very specific recollections. But what she didn’t count on was that we had prepared for that. And the way that we prepared is we took these texts she had been sending him. You know, all the way she had been accusing him of domestically violent she had been sending him texts I love you so much. I’m sorry I said all that. I was just trying to punish you. I was just trying to you know make sure.
You paid for what you’ve done but i really want to be with you and i know none of this stuff is really real. But if you don’t do this I’m going, you know, this is going to happen. You know, she sent all these texts and guess what we did? You know she had her boohoo and she cried on the stand and put on a really great show and then we went on. And we printed up all these text messages and we put them in front of the judge and you can probably guess what happened. They threw everything she claimed out. Not only.
That but it destroyed her credibility. and you’ve got to be aware of how emails and texts can affect your case because if you have something to prove then you can bring these emails and texts in. But you’ve got to be careful what you say, what you text, what you write. I’m telling you this because I deal with this stuff all the time. If you have any questions, pick up the phone. Give me a call. I’d be glad to talk about this or any other legal issue. Thanks for watching.
How Do Fathers Get Custody of Their Child
Hello, my name is brian galbraith and i’m the owner of galbraith family law. we’re a law firm of family law lawyers located in Barrie, Orillia and Newmarket. How does a father get custody of his children? Now, there’s a myth out there that fathers never get custody of their children. This is based on the historic fact that, traditionally, mothers were primarily responsible for the care of children and fathers were the bread winners. So it made sense, in those days, that the court would order custody to the mother since.
She was the one primarily looking after the children anyway. it was in the children’s best interested to be with their mother. Nowadays, both mothers and fathers usually participate in the care giving and in earning the income for the family. As a result the Ontario courts are more inclined to order an equal time sharing regime for the children. If a father wants custody of his children, he needs to prove that it’s in the best interest of the children that he has custody. A strong argument would be that he was traditionally.
The one responsible or primarily responsible for the care, and that he can continue to provide the care that the children want and deserve. Custody battles are often very nasty. They can take many months and even years to resolve and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. The children often suffer when there’s a custody battle between their parents. As a result we prefer to help our clients negotiate a settlement. One of the best processes to do that is called collaborative practice. That’s a process where.
The parties agree not to go to court and they work with professionals to find a resolution to their petty issues and any other issues that they have to resolve related to the separation. It’s a very cost effective process and keeps the power of decision making in the hands of the parents. Most importantly, it helps prevent the children from being in the middle of a battle between mum and dad. If this tutorial’s been helpful, give it a thumps up. And if you’d like to learn more information.