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Hearsay evidence in an Illinois trial.
Evidence

Hearsay In An Illinois Hearing or Trial

An old joke best illustrates the concept of hearsay in a trial. Witness: “Then Bobby told me that he was the one that did it.” Lawyer: “Ah. So, hearsay? Witness: “Yup. I heard ‘em say

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Cumulative questions in Illinois
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Repetitive Questions In An Illinois Divorce

If an Illinois divorce court has determined that your question is relevant and not subject to the bar against hearsay, the witness must answer your question. But once the witness has answered a question you

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Speculation objection
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Speculative Answers In An Illinois Divorce

The point of questioning a witness in an Illinois divorce is to elicit knowledge that they accurately and verifiably possess. If the witness testifies to something they do not actually know, they are speculating. Speculative

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Original Writing In Illinois Divorce Trials
Evidence

Best Evidence Rule In An Illinois Divorce

Presenting evidence in an Illinois divorce is complicated. You must establish foundation, authenticate the evidence and be sure the evidence doesn’t violate one of the numerous evidentiary rules. Even after all of that is done,

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Objection argumentative
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Argumentative Questions In An Illinois Divorce

Divorce is not pleasant. Divorce requires you to disclose your entire financial life and have your ability and even right to be a parent questioned. Worst of all, you can be directly confronted about your

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