Sample Script for Questioning the Witness in a Simple Divorce Action (Plaintiff) "Your Honor, if you have no further questions for me at this time, I call _____________________, who is my witness." (The witness may be sworn by the Court at this point before taking his or her place at the witness stand). "Good morning/afternoon (witness) ______________________________." "Please state your full name for the court." "Please state your address for the court." "Please tell the court how you know me." "How often do you and I see each other?" "How often do you speak with me?" "Do you know my spouse?" "How often do you speak with my spouse?" "Do you remember approximately when my spouse and I separated?" "When did we separate?" "Has it been at least a year since my spouse and I separated?" "How do you know this to be true?" "To your knowledge, have my spouse and I gotten back together since we separated?" "Those are all of the questions I have for my witness at this time, Your Honor. Please answer any questions the Judge or the Defendant may have for you." At this point, the Judge and Defendant may ask your witness questions. When there are no further questions from the Judge or Defendant, stand up and say, "That concludes the presentation of my case, Your Honor" and take your seat.
SCCA 400 SRL-DIV (3/2009)