Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Arizona

If a personal representative is asked to speak in a hearing (no attorney representation, in this case), can someone else speak on his ( the PR) behalf? And if a judge disallows this, what does the law say? I'm guessing judges can do whatever the want in their courtroom...

Asked on 8/03/13, 12:01 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Donald Scher Donald T. Scher & Associates, P.C.

No. A party in a legal action may only have a licensed attorney speak for them, What the lawyer says is not evidence or testimony. What you say is your testimony and evidence to support your request for relief or objection to someone else's request. Only you can give testimony and be cross-examined by the other parties. If you refuse to speak on your own behalf, then no testimony or evidence from you would be considered by the judge.

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Answered on 8/03/13, 1:52 pm

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