Witnesses are often called when finalizing a routine divorce based on living separate and apart for a period of time, which is the most common type of divorce. Two witnesses are needed and if you are called as a witness, you are a witness to the fact that the parties have lived separate and apart for a certain period of time. The way we do that is you are asked if you know the parties. Do you know if the parties have been separated for a certain amount of time? An important question you will be asked is would you know if the parties have gotten back together. In other words, are you in a position to tell us if they have gotten back together. The answer should be yes you would know, yes you see them regularly or you see this person enough that you would know if she is living with her husband or vise versa. Another question a witness is asked is have the parties gotten back together as husband and wife for which the answer will hopefully be no, otherwise the divorce would not be finalized.

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