Evidence in Custody Cases
At various stages in a custody case, it may be necessary (or advisable) to present evidence regarding various factors that the court must consider in determining the custody schedule that is in the best interest of the minor child.
Emails and text messages between parents, children, and other parties are frequently introduced. Keep in mind that anything that you write may eventually be used as evidence in your custody case, so being civil is important.
School records are often introduced. Photographs, medical records, reports from psychologists and other mental health professionals, and criminal records are also common. Voicemails, other audio recordings, and videos may also introduced into evidence, although it is important to keep in mind that it is unlawful in Pennsylvania to record someone without their consent.
A vast array of other, less common evidence may be relevant to a particular custody case, so if you are considering what to present to your attorney for evidence, you may want to think outside the box if your circumstances are unusual or if you don’t have a lot of the typical documents listed above.
If you are interested in discussing the circumstances of your particular custody matter in more detail, contact Tanner Law Offices at (717) 731-8114 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.