Getting Through Your Divorce and on With Your Life

Getting Through Your Divorce and on With Your Life

Appropriate Dressing Tips For Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Hearing

Celina Henry

If the time has finally come for you to have your day in court for your personal injury lawsuit, then it is vital that you know how to appropriately dress for your court appearance. Since it is human nature for people to judge you based on how you look, it is very important that you take the time to dress well for your court date. You and your attorney have worked hard to prepare your case, the last thing you want to do is bias the judge or jury because you wore the wrong attire. To this end, here are some tips to help you dress correctly for your upcoming hearing:

Shower Before You Dress for Court

On the morning of your court appearance, you should shower. After your shower, you should only apply deodorant and skip the aftershave or perfume. Scents can be irritating to other people in the courtroom, so you should skip wearing them.  

Dress in Professional Attire

After your have showered, select clothing for your court appearance that is clean, in good repair, and appears professional. As a good rule of thumb, only wear clothing items that are appropriate for a funeral service. Some examples of things you should wear are:

  • business suits
  • slacks and a dress shirt
  • solid colored clothing

You should avoid wearing clothing that is revealing, has wild patterns, or is excessively worn.

There are many things you should never wear to court, including:

  • athletic shoes
  • flip-flops
  • excessively high heels
  • t-shirts

In addition, you should never wear shirts or jackets with graphics or text on them.

Don't Wear a Lot of Jewelry 

The courthouse is never an appropriate place to wear an excessive amount of jewelry. The only jewelry you should wear to court is your wedding band and a simple necklace. Wearing a lot of expensive jewelry to court can bias the jury against you and your case.

Wear Only Light Makeup and Cover Your Tattoos

If you are female, then you should only wear light makeup that would be appropriate for an office setting. If you have tattoos on your hands, arms, or face, then you should cover them for your court appearance as well.

Remove Your Hat and Sunglasses When Entering the Courthouse

Finally, when you enter the courthouse, you should remove your sunglasses and hat if you are wearing them as a sign of respect.

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Getting Through Your Divorce and on With Your Life

Going through a divorce? I know how you might feel – alone, stressed out, and probably even a little sad due to the loss of the life you have always known. Whether you have children or not, you might even feel a little guilty about the break down of your relationship. But I'm here to tell you that a divorce is not the end of the world. In fact, once you get used to the idea and start to move on with your life, you may find just as much, if not more, happiness than you ever had while you were married! Getting through the proceedings of your divorce in a dignified manner is the first step, and hopefully this website will give you the insight, support, and motivation you need to get through the process as painlessly as possible.