How would one present a journal of daily activities as evidence during a child custody dispute?

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How would one present a journal of daily activities as evidence during a child custody dispute?

It’s often advised to keep a journal of daily activities with the children during a custody dispute, write down what you and your children do and any observations of inappropriate parenting tactics your ex-spouse uses. How should this evidence be presented to the court or a child custody evaluator?

Asked on May 26, 2012 under Family Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In all likelihood the journal that you have written about  concerning the daily activities of the child dispute matter that you have written about will not be introduced into evidence if you wrote it.

However, you can refer to what is in the journal to "refresh" your memory at trial while you are on the stand testifying about important matters that may have been written down in the journal soon after what you may have observed or heard.

If the neutral court evaluator is assisting on the child custody dispute matter, I would simply give him or her a copy of your journal to assist on the matter.


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