Acting Professionally While in Court
One common question that people have about appearing in court is how they should comport themselves while they are in the courtroom. While we may not want to think that we are judged by our actions, sometimes people, even divorce courts, make implicit judgments about a person on the basis of their external behavior. So giving some thought to how to behave while in court can be important for a professional presentation.
Several Tips for Court Behavior
Appearing in court can be stressful, particularly if you are unsure how to act. Below are some tips for behavior during court:
- Dress professionally. Suits for men, pantsuits/skirts for women.
- Sit quietly and defer to your attorney to respond.
- Try not to fidget or move around a lot/try not to look nervous.
- Don’t interrupt any of the attorneys while they speak.
- Arrive on time.
The above tips can be helpful in preparing you to enter a courtroom for your divorce hearing, but the best way to prepare for court appearances is to talk about them with your legal representative.
Presentation is important in many divorce cases, and it’s important to put your best foot forward when appearing in court. In addition to following the above tips, you should also discuss your court appearance and behavior with an experienced divorce attorney. Contact the qualified lawyers of Alexander & Associates today by calling (972) 420-6560 to talk about your divorce case and how you should act while in court.