How to Prepare for Court

A contested will can place a considerable emotional burden on a mourning survivor. However, these legal actions can occur in any situation where there is a dispute over a testament. As a result, family members may take up opposing sides in court to fight for what they believe is just. Despite these raised emotions and potential legal turmoil, legal proceedings should be addressed with the proper level of decorum.

To learn more about how we can assist you with your legal needs, contact the Houston wills and trusts attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., today at 281-362-2865.

The Right Clothing and Behavior

When entering into legal action to contest or defend a will, individuals should properly prepare themselves for the court and associated legal procedures. This means wearing the proper clothing for the courtroom and following the basic rules of legal argumentation. The following rules should be obeyed during a will contestation:

  • Avoid brightly colored clothing
  • Wear business-formal attire, avoiding casual dress
  • Avoid boots, sandals, athletic shoes, or high heels
  • Avoid excessive jewelry
  • Answer any questions truthfully and directly
  • Do not expand on irrelevant details
  • Do not speak out of turn during a legal proceeding

These basic guidelines are put in place to keep a civil and respectful atmosphere during an otherwise highly emotional time. If individuals have any further questions regarding court decorum, they should consult with their legal advisor.

Contact Us

If you are facing litigation from a contested will, an experienced and compassionate legal representative can help you through the process. Contact the Houston wills and trusts lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., by calling 281-362-2865 for a free consultation.

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