Admissibility of evidence in a divorce case

Mens divorce lawyerQuestion:

I have read and made copies of my wife’s journal entries, which prove she deliberately tries to provoke me in an attempt to show me as an unfit parent.

Can I submit the copies I made to the court to serve as proof that she did this?


There are many complex laws regarding the admission of documents into evidence at trial that vary state by state.

The facts you described indicate that your spouse hand wrote a journal, which shows her plot to portray you as an unfit parent. At the time of trial your spouse will likely speak negatively about you. Typically, once a person begins to lie, you can use a document to impeach that testimony.

Please note that the application of evidence laws is a skill that takes some lawyers years to develop. For that reason, I recommend that you consult an experienced attorney to handle your case.

I am happy to have assisted you with your question. However, please understand that my opinions are based upon the limited facts that you provided to me. For a more in depth discussion of your legal rights, I urge you to contact an family law attorney immediately.

Cordell & Cordell has well qualified and experienced men’s divorce lawyers nationwide if you require additional legal assistance.


Michelle Hughes is an Associate Attorney in the Jefferson County, Missouri office of Cordell & Cordell where she practices domestic relations exclusively. Ms. Hughes is licensed in the states of Missouri and Illinois, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. A native to metro St. Louis, Ms. Hughes received her BBA in Economics and Finances from McKendree College. She later received her Juris Doctor from Thomas Cooley Law School where she graduated cum laude.

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