Friday, December 17, 2021

Attorney View On Lying In Court

The Texas law firm of  Bryan Fagen has an interesting article on lying in family court.  The article itself is, as far as I can tell, accurate but it does exclude some key items, namely.

  • It only discusses clients lying in court not attorneys. 
  • Although it does mention that attorneys have a duty to report to the judge if they know their client is lying, in reality this almost never happens. 
  • The article states that judges will take into account if they determine someone is lying. Sadly, this is by no means assured or even common.   
The reality is in family court lying by clients and lawyers has become just another tool. Indeed, probably the most commonly used tool. If such crimes were prosecuted or negatively taken into account by judges they would never have become some prevalent. 

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