Remember when you were younger, and you and your friends would occasionally need to back up each other’s stories to avoid getting into trouble with your parents? It was all a bunch of harmless fun, but because the possibility existed that mom and dad might get upset, you always made sure the story was straight and that you had each other’s back.
In many ways, this is what a corroborative witness is in a court of law — minus the tall tales and innocent scheming with friends, of course. A corroborative witness has intimate knowledge of a situation and is willing to testify on your behalf and corroborate (or “back up”) your story. They are not there to lie, cheat, or scheme on your behalf. That would never be a good idea. But they are there to play a role in ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
A corroborative witness can be anyone whose testimony supports and confirms what has already been stated to the court.
- Family members
- Stranger who witnessed an incident, etc.
What are a few examples of cases that need a corroborative witness?
A corroborative witness can come into play in various courtroom scenarios. For family law, in particular, they could provide testimony for a contested divorce case. They could also offer validity to situations regarding child support, child custody, family violence, etc. Civil and criminal cases have also been known to call on a corroborative witness.
For example … let us say you are asking the court to grant a divorce on the grounds that your spouse is abusive and has created an unsafe environment for you and your three children. Perhaps your sister has seen this physical abuse first-hand and can step in as a corroborative witness against family violence. Or, a close family friend could step in and testify that you and your children have been living with them because the situation at home has gotten out of hand.
These people and possibly others can back up what you say, add supporting narration, and lead to a favorable outcome.
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