They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to court proceedings that is doubly true. In court it is not what you know, it is what you can prove. If there are things going on that are important for your case, document them! Get them on video, get them on tape, most modern cell phones are great recording devices. Make sure to print out your emails and keep your text messages. Some phones allow the user to email text messages making it convenient for printing. It is always a good idea to make notes of relevant dates and times. Make sure to keep track of important financial documents. If you think it may be an important document, remember it is better to have it and not need it, than it is need it and not have it.
Once you have documented your evidence, organize it in a concise and easily understandable way. This will allow your attorney to assimilate the information quickly which saves their time and your money.
Documenting the evidence is one of the most important things that you can do to help your case, if you are not doing it now then start today. A good attorney can paint a picture with their words, but a picture is worth a thousand words.
Article written by attorney Jeffrey McCombs