If you want to make a good impression on the judge, you need to treat the court with respect. That means turning off your cell phone, speaking only when it is your turn, and refraining from theatrics. The way you dress is an important part of how you make an impression, and the judge will remember you if you appear in court dressed inappropriately.
If you want the judge to think you are mature and responsible enough to take care of your children, make sure you look the part. You may believe that how you look doesn’t matter, but if you want to win your child custody case, you should show the judge that you know how to look and act like a responsible adult. Here are some tips for dressing for court.
General Dress Rules
Even if you don’t have very much money, you can present yourself well to the court. If you need help achieving the look you want, don’t feel embarrassed to ask a friend for help. If you don’t own the right kind of clothing, you can purchase appropriate items at a thrift shop. The judge already knows how much money you make and how you earn a living because of your child support worksheet. The judge doesn’t expect you to wear designer clothing or spend a month’s worth of income on court clothes, but you should be able to look professional, financially secure, and mature. Here are some general dress rules:
Tips for Women
Tips for Men
Ask Your Lawyer to Help
Once you have chosen your court outfit, feel free to ask your lawyer for approval. At Setzer Law Firm, we understand that most people spend very little time in court. While attorneys spend a great deal of their time in the courtroom speaking with the judge, we understand how intimidating it can be for people unfamiliar with the court system. We are happy to help you prepare for court so that you are comfortable and make the right impression.
The judge doesn’t get much time to get to know you. It may seem unfair, but you have a very short time to make a first impression. The judge doesn’t want you to pretend you’re something you’re not, but you are more likely to win your case if the judge thinks you are mature and respectful. Dress is just one aspect of that. If you need help with a child custody case in Colleyville or any other city in DFW, please call one of our compassionate attorneys at Setzer Law Firm today.