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A Conversation with Ben Beveridge: Navigating Family Law for Fathers and Non-Custodial Parents

by | Dec 31, 2023 | Firm News

Ben Beveridge, Founder and Owner of Beveridge Law Firm, PLLC

Question 1: Ben, could you share your personal journey and how it led you to become a family law attorney, particularly one focused on helping fathers and non-custodial parents?

Certainly, my journey started as a non-custodial parent fighting for more time with my kids. I went to law school to make that happen and, after passing the bar, secured equal access to my children within a few months. This personal experience fueled my passion to help other fathers and non-custodial parents achieve the same goal.

Question 2: How do objections in family law cases relate to fathers and non-custodial parents seeking equal access to their children?

Objections in family law are essential for fathers and non-custodial parents fighting for equal access. They help ensure that the testimony presented is fair and accurate. These objections can challenge questions or testimony that may be irrelevant, speculative, or argumentative, which can directly impact the outcome of their cases.

Question 3: What kind of support do objections provide to fathers and non-custodial parents in family law cases?

Objections are a crucial part of protecting fathers and non-custodial parents’ rights. They can be used to prevent questions that assume unproven facts, eliminate repetitive questioning, and ensure that witnesses provide clear and precise responses. In essence, objections help level the playing field.

Question 4: Could you explain the significance of objections like “hearsay” in family law cases, especially for fathers and non-custodial parents?

Certainly, “hearsay” objections are vital in family law cases. When a witness tries to testify about something someone said outside the courtroom, it’s often hearsay. Fathers and non-custodial parents can use this objection to prevent unreliable or unverified statements from impacting their cases.

Question 5: How does the objection of “irrelevance” play a role in family law, particularly for fathers and non-custodial parents seeking equal access to their children?

The “irrelevance” objection helps maintain the focus of the case on relevant issues. For fathers and non-custodial parents, this is crucial in ensuring that discussions and testimonies directly relate to their pursuit of equal access to their children, avoiding unnecessary distractions.

Question 6: In family law cases, how can the objection of “speculation” protect the rights of fathers and non-custodial parents?

“Speculation” objections ensure that witnesses provide testimony based on established facts, not conjecture. For fathers and non-custodial parents, this objection helps maintain the integrity of the case by preventing unreliable information from influencing the outcome.

Question 7: Tell us more about how objections to “leading questions” can be beneficial for fathers and non-custodial parents in family law cases.

Objections to “leading questions” are crucial. While allowed during cross-examination, leading questions can shape a witness’s responses in favor of the questioning attorney. For fathers and non-custodial parents, objecting to leading questions ensures fair and unbiased testimony.

Question 8: How does the objection of “repetition” serve fathers and non-custodial parents in family law cases?

The “repetition” objection is helpful when an attorney repeatedly asks the same question to create contradictions or elicit different responses. Fathers and non-custodial parents can use this objection to prevent unnecessary confusion and ensure that their side of the story remains consistent.

Question 9: Could you explain how objections related to “assumption of unproven facts” protect fathers and non-custodial parents in family law cases?

These objections prevent questions that presume unproven facts to be true. For fathers and non-custodial parents, this ensures that the proceedings remain fair and unbiased, preventing assumptions from influencing the case’s outcome.

Question 10: Finally, how can objections based on “ambiguity” benefit fathers and non-custodial parents in family law cases?

Objections to “ambiguity” help ensure that witnesses provide precise and accurate responses by clarifying unclear or open-ended questions. For fathers and non-custodial parents, this objection promotes clarity and accuracy in their cases.

Question 11: What should fathers and non-custodial parents do if they need assistance or want to take action to secure equal access to their children with the help of objections in family law cases?

If you’re a father or non-custodial parent facing these challenges, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office at 281-407-0961 or visit our website at www.beveridgelawfirm.com/contact/. We’re here to listen to your specific situation, offer guidance, and provide you with the support you need to navigate the legal process successfully. Your children deserve the opportunity to have equal access to both parents, and we’re here to help you fight for that right.