View Our Practice Areas

Stay calm if your spouse lies in court

Hearing your spouse lie in court, during a divorce case, can really make you angry. However, it is critically important that you stay calm and maintain a professional attitude during the case. Rather than reacting emotionally, look for ways to prove that your spouse is lying. Use your energy in a positive way to make sure justice is served.

For instance, perhaps your spouse is lying about how much money you have as a couple or how much he or she earns. You know your spouse is telling the lies to get out of child support payments or to get an unfair advantage during the property division process.

To prove it, gather some of the following evidence:

  • Credit card statements
  • Bank statements
  • Mortgage documents
  • Income tax returns
  • Any applicable bills of sale
  • Proofs of payment for recent purchases
  • Copies of household bills
  • Records for investments and retirement accounts

For example, perhaps your spouse is underreporting his or her income. If you bring in copies of bills and payments showing that your spouse consistently pays off more monthly debt than he or she claims to earn in any given month, it can help show that more income is coming from somewhere else. Tax return documents may also help, assuming that your spouse accurately reported what he or she earned when paying taxes.

This process can be challenging and complex. It is important not only to maintain that professional attitude, but to also make sure you really know about all of the legal options that are available to you and how they can help you moving forward.

Source: Paired Life, "Lies During a Divorce Settlement: Dealing With a Spouse Who Commits Perjury," Anna Green, accessed May 18, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Strong legal advocates for residents throughout the Dayton area.

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Office Locations

Dayton Office
40 N. Main Street, Suite 1900
Dayton, OH 45423

Phone: 937-401-2526
Dayton Law Office Map

West Chester Office
9100 West Chester Towne Centre Drive
Suite 210
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: 937-401-2526
Map & Directions