by Susan C. Ryan, Esq.
1. Leave the kids at home! Children are not usually allowed in courtrooms unless specifically requested by the Court.
2. This is not the Wild West, so leave your posse at home! You may want emotional support, but bringing a significant other often creates unnecessary drama.
3. If you really need to bring someone with you to the first court appearance, make sure it is only one person, and that he/she will be supportive, but also quiet and calm.
4. Definitely bring a family law attorney with you. Call today for a confidential initial conference!