“What are the best ways to get a family law judge to see your point of view in courtroom litigation?”
The most important thing to have when you walk into a courtroom is credibility. The lawyer has to have credibility and the client has to have credibility.
When a lawyer who has built credibility over time asks for something in a courtroom, the judge knows it’s because they believe it’s justified in that case. If the attorney makes a representation to the court about what the facts are going to be, the court knows the attorney is going to have a witness or documents to back that up. It goes back to preparation and putting your documents together. Credible attorneys don’t make accusations without being able to back them up. Once you’ve built that credibility with the court, it’s more likely that the judge is going to enter rulings that are more consistent with what you want.
Brian Loughmiller is a partner at the McKinney, Texas law firm of Loughmiller Higgins. Serving family law clients throughout North Texas and the DFW Metroplex area, Brian and his partner, Eric Higgins, have 47 years of combined trial experience. One of the top family lawyers in the state, Brian has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2005.
Eric Higgins is a family attorney serving residents of North Texas and the DFW Metroplex area who have family law concerns and divorce issues. Eric and his partner, Brian Loughmiller, have over 47 years of combined trial experience, which provides their firm with the experience necessary to guide divorcing clients through what can otherwise be a challenging and confusing process.