26 September 2021
Although it is difficult to answer your query due to it being of a very practical nature and with lots if and buts However, I have tried to answer, in substance, to the best of my ability. Please note the following with regard to your query:-
1. In a civil case, the physical appearance of a defendant is not compulsory and the advocate of the party can appear on all dates. The physical presence is made by a party only if court specifically wants his presence. However, in a family court representation by an advocate is not a matter of right and is subject to discretion of court because family court's first objective it to get the matter settled amicably. In your case it is possible to be represented by an advocate as there is a practical difficulty.
2. If you have sent written statement and evidence, there is a good chance it will be considered while passing judgment. You may also refer to Daily orders of court on E-courts website. If your written statement is taken on record it will be mentioned in the daily order of the court (also called gimni order).
3. However, I must advise you to hire a advocate otherwise you will not be properly represented.
Shubham Bhardwaj (Advocate)
District & Session Court, Chandigarh
Punjab & Haryana High Court, at Chandigarh
Disclaimer:- Opinion is only for guidance.