In most dissolution trials, at least two people testify at the hearing. The trial judge in a divorce proceeding must weigh the credibility of anyone who testifies. The judge has the ability to disregard testimony if he or she does not believe the witness is trustworthy. If the trial judge’s ruling is appealed, the appellate court will not overturn any order based upon the credibility of the witness. The appellate court accepts as valid, the trial judge’s ruling unless no testimony supports the judge’s outcome.
If you need a divorce attorney in the Orange County area to discuss a divorce trial issue such as witness testimony, a 730 evaluation or any other matter relating to a dissolution of marriage including child support, custody, spousal support and property division, contact Treviño Law, Inc. Conveniently located off of the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.
Please note that this blog is advisory only. Facts and circumstances may alter the division of a retirement account. Please contact a family law attorney in Orange County to discuss your case in detail.