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My wife has to attend court to defend a disputed credit card

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Hello. My wife has to attend court to defend a disputed credit card debt. If I go with her, will the judge allow me to speak on her behalf if she so requests? If so, will she have to do anything other than simply make this request to the judge? Thank you.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 11 months ago.

You can, with the judge's permission speak for her. This is common and you will be acting as her "McKenzie friend".

This is the term for a friend who is the advocate for another.

Your wife would not have to speak further unless you need her to give evidence about something that happened where you cannot rely on documentation

Best regards

Michael

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