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Admissible; Admissibility

Term Definition Admissible; Admissibility - any form of testimony or evidence that is allowed in court, including any testimony, document, or demonstrative material that complies with the rules of evidence.
Application in Divorce If evidence is not admissible in court, it has no value in the outcome of the case. In a divorce case it is very common for a divorcing party to confuse hearsay and conjecture with true, hard facts supported and backed by tangible evidence, expert testimony, and/or a credible witness. Admissible evidence is what helps provide concrete proof, which leads to a successful outcome in court. For example, if a spouse wants to prove to the court that adultery took place, he or she may need photos and witnesses to back such a claim. Accusations of abuse will always just be accusations until physical proof is provided to the court.

See also Burden of Proof.

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