Seeking an Affidavit for a Temporary Hearing: Know Who to Ask

Posted by Leslie SarjiJul 09, 20230 Comments

Navigating through family law disputes can be emotionally and legally challenging, requiring careful consideration and preparation. When it comes to temporary hearings, collecting persuasive evidence to support your case is imperative. One valuable piece of evidence that can significantly influence the court's decision is the affidavit. In this blog post, we will explore who you can approach to obtain a compelling affidavit for your temporary hearing in South Carolina.

Understanding the Importance of an Affidavit

An affidavit is a written statement made under oath, detailing factual information concerning a particular case. In a temporary hearing in South Carolina Family Court, all evidence is offered by way of affidavit; thus, affidavits serve as crucial evidence, providing the court with firsthand accounts, expert opinions, and supporting documentation. Taking the time to secure a well-crafted and persuasive affidavit can significantly enhance your chances of achieving a favorable outcome during a temporary hearing.

Whom to Ask for an Affidavit

  1. Your Attorney: Your first point of contact when considering affidavits should be your South Carolina family law attorney. Experienced attorneys possess the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the affidavit collection process. They can advise on relevant parties to approach, appropriate questions to ask, and the overall presentation of the affidavit.
  1. Family Members and Friends: The people closest to you who have observed the circumstances surrounding your family law dispute firsthand can provide compelling affidavits. Seek out close family members, friends, or neighbors who can attest to your character, parenting abilities, or the stability of your household. Their statements can offer a unique and credible perspective to support your arguments in court.
  1. Professionals Involved: Depending on the specific details of your case, professionals such as therapists, counselors, or social workers who have knowledge of your situation could be excellent candidates to approach for an affidavit. Their professional expertise and observations can lend credibility and objectivity to your claims.
  1. Expert Witnesses: If your temporary hearing involves complex issues such as child custody evaluations, property valuations, or financial matters, consider employing the expertise of an expert witness. Expert witnesses include individuals such as psychologists, mediators, forensic accountants, and appraisers who can provide opinions based on their specialized knowledge and experience.
  1. Caregivers or Teachers: If you have concerns related to the welfare of your child, seeking affidavits from individuals involved in your child's care, such as caregivers, teachers, or coaches, can be invaluable. They can provide detailed accounts regarding your child's behavior, well-being, and any other relevant information that may influence the court's decision.


Your goals at a temporary hearing in South Carolina family court will drive the determination of who to ask for an affidavit.  An attorney can help you to identify the issues to present to the Court and the best people to ask for supporting affidavits.  

When preparing for a temporary hearing, presenting compelling evidence is key to supporting your claims and persuading the court in your favor. Affidavits given by credible individuals play a significant role in building a strong case. Whether it's relying on family members, friends, professionals, expert witnesses, or individuals closely involved with your child's care, the right choice of affidavit providers can significantly impact the outcome of your temporary hearing.

At Sarji Law Firm, we understand the importance of well-crafted affidavits and the weight they hold in court proceedings. We can guide you through the entire temporary hearing process, including the collection and presentation of persuasive affidavits. Contact us today at 843-722-5354, and let us help you secure the evidence needed to support your case.