Your surprise witness is his FIRST ex-wife. Using earlier custody proceedings to your advantage

Posted September 17th, 2016.

Categories: Child Custody, Custody Tips, Family Law.

first-wife-witness-law-offices-of-mark-guralnick

If your opponent in a child custody case has been involved in a prior custody proceeding with another parent or ex-spouse, you may be sitting on a golden opportunity to win your case. Although there is often ill will between ex-spouses or former “significant others,” you may find that you have an ally out there, with lots of valuable information that can bolster your case.

Consider this hypothetical: You’ve just filed for divorce and custody. At issue in the custody fight is your belief that your husband has a pattern of irresponsibility, frequently leaving the children unsupervised and never setting any household ground rules. A chat with your husband’s first ex-wife could provide valuable information. For example, it may turn out that he was once prosecuted for child neglect years ago when he left his older children alone over night (when they were quite young) as he remained at nightclubs all night. Or perhaps you will learn that he is recycling the same legal papers from an earlier case — trying to pass off old pleadings as if they related to your current circumstances.

Communicating with his (or her) first “ex” can be difficult at first, but it may prove tremendously helpful. Not only may you gain insight into patterns of behavior, but your new ally may be more willing to talk — and peharps testify on your behalf — now that you’re both in the same boat.

Has anybody had such experiences?

Share this Post

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

Contact Us Today for a No-Fee Consultation!

Timely, effective legal services with down-to-Earth, common sense advice, provided to individuals, businesses, and organizations.

The legal team at the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick is happy to assist you with your legal problems, no matter how big or small. We serve clients throughout the United States and across the world.

Feel free to contact us toll-free at 1-866-337-2900.

8 College
Degrees
6 Specialty
Certifications
9 Bar
Licenses
10 Law
Books
8 Professional
Awards
30+ Years of
Experience
100+ Published
Articles

Licensed as a private detective, Mark Guralnick is a former investigative news reporter, and leverages these skills and experiences to deliver excellent client service while finding smart, practical, cost-effective solutions.

See What We Can Do For You
Back to Top