I prefer myself to my advocate to cross examine my wife and I am closely working with my advocate in preparing the questionnaire. He is suggesting all plane questions, like mentioning their allegation in the Evidence-in-Chief, and asking her wether it is true or not. I really wonder, she always gives answer to her favor and won't accept the truth, right?!!! We already finished one session wherein i shot few questions out of the box and succeeded in getting couple of answers (that confirms truth) from her. This made her lawyer restless and started obstructing my questions with subtle derogatory remarks or he was trying to distort what my wife admitted and tried to influence the judge with vociferous clarifications and objections and subtle derogatory remarks on me. At one stage when i was explaining judge that the witness " is also my wife", her advocate immediately retorted with loud voice ... "Not any more" even though the divorce case is just in examination stage and judgment of dissolution of marriage is still far away. Can I do something with this kind of attitude of my wife's advocate? My advocate was not supportive to me as i chose cross examination myself. I want to restrain my wife's advocate from obstructing my cross without a valid reason. Please clarify me on below and help me out successfuly cross examining:
1) How to handle my wife's advocate with such an attitude. Judge appears to be more lineant to her advocate.
2) How would it be construed if I don't ask any question on those few allegations mentioned in evidence chieft doc, as i know that she would blindly confirm those allegations.
3) Should I touch each and every allegation levelled against me in main O.P and in Evidence doc? I am not at all happy with my advocate and hence relying on inputs from the kind experts.
4) Also please give me additional tips as you may feel better for newbee like me.