Husband applied for divorce HMA (13 ia, cruelty) with ADJ court. Next date is for petitioner- evidence. Now the procedure is new to me & lawyer’s version does not appeal much……so kindly throw light:
1) He has prepared 11 pages affidavit & plan to submit it there. Almost copy-paste of original petition. He says “cross-examination” is not a big deal & opposite lawyer will perform it on the same day within 10 min.
I have apprehension about cross examination, is it usual formality as he is telling? Or I have to prepare myself for rigorous viva?
2) Can the opposite lawyer take time to read my affidavit n do cross on next date?
3) My lawyer says that ADJ remains busy in his cases while parties dictate their evidence & opposition does CROSS standing near the steno/clerk. Is it so?
Somehow, I have different picture of court proceedings about evidence + cross………………may be due to hype shown in Hindi Movies?