“Now, mam’m, you say that Mr. Jones never spent time with the children?” the father’s attorney says to the mother who is on the witness stand.
“Well take a look at this doctor’s report that says Mr. Jones took the children to four out of the last five visits. Did I read that right?”
“And do you recall that Mr. Jones was at the school recital on November16?”
“And he coaches their basketball team, doesn’t he?”
“He took the children to the movies on Thanksgiving Day, didn’t he?”
Trial Note to Dads: Small details can add to your credibility and take away from Mom’s credibility at a custody trial when Mom claims you don’t spend any time with the kids. Testimony is evidence, but so are doctor’s reports, school records, and your journal or diary of time spent with your kids.