Can a Child’s Statements Be Used in Court Without the Child Testifying?

When there are allegations of child abuse, many wonder if it’s possible for a child’s statements to be used in a hearing before a judge without the child having to testify. In other words, can your child’s hearsay statements be used in court? Does your child have to appear in court and repeat what was previously said, or can the child’s words be used in the hearing even though she isn’t there?

Hearsay and Use of a Child’s Statements in Court

Illinois Orders of Protection Laws and Admissibility of Hearsay

Cases Where Child’s Hearsay Statements Admissible in Court

The Arika M. v. Christopher M. Case

Children Interviewed by Children’s Advocacy Center and DCFS Case Opened

Emergency Order of Protection Against Father Issued

Mother’s Request for a Plenary Order of Protection

Circuit Court Admitted Girls’ Out-of-Court Statements

Circuit Court Issued Plenary Order of Protection

Corroboration or Availability to Cross-Exam the Child

Corroboration of a Child’s Hearsay Statement

Consult a Chicago Family Law Attorney About Admissibility of Your Child’s Statements in a Court Proceeding

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When Everything Is On The Line, You Need An Attorney You Can Trust, That Will Advocate & Fight For Your Family! We Can Help!