When you are summoned—or the one that did the summoning—to go to divorce court, you want to make a great first impression. That is why how you dress in court can affect how your case unfolds. It is important to understand that your appearance and the assumptions people make based on your appearance tend to contribute to whether people believe you are a credible witness.
You must dress professionally and in business casual attire. Clothes should not appear too worn out.
Men should wear a dark/neutral colored suit, if available. They can also wear slacks, a button down shirt, dress shoes, belt, and dark socks.
On the other hand, women should a conservative dress or pantsuit. They can also wear slacks or a knee-high skirtand a dress shirt.
The following are clothes you should NOT wear to divorce court:
- Shorts, jeans, and short dresses
- Sandals or sneakers
- Anything that appears too revealing or tight
- Clothes that haven’t been washed or ironed
- Gym attire
- Clothes that you’d wear on a night out