Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law

What should you do when your ex is being untruthful in court?

When Salt Lake City residents are engaged in a dispute with someone else, it can seem like the other person is not being entirely forthcoming. This is frequently what happens during and after divorce cases, as the other party may appear to be hiding assets or being untruthful about his or her income. It can be tough, however, when a person has suspicions of the other's untruthfulness, without having solid evidence that the other person is actually lying.

Last week, this blog discussed how different kinds of evidence can be gathered from non-traditional places. For instance, social media postings by another party can prove useful when the postings conflict with that person's assertions in court. The party might claim to have little income, for example, at the same time he or she is posting vacation pictures or photos of new large ticket purchases. These postings can become important with alimony and child support issues, among others.

The key is knowing what to look for and how to use it properly. A wide range of evidence can be gathered to demonstrate the other person's untruthfulness, including documents, statements by witnesses, or the party's own statements. By gathering and presenting this evidence in court, individuals can undercut the other party's false allegations.

Our firm has significant experience in building strong cases for our family law clients. When the opposing party makes untruthful allegations, we work closely with our clients to present evidence to undercut the false assertions, and we can effectively cross-examine the other side in court. By doing so, the other party's lack of credibility can be shown to the court, and our clients stand a better chance of prevailing in the matter. For more information on our firm's services, please visit our child support page.

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