As superficial as it may seem, how your dress for divorce court matters, and there are unspoken norms to follow.

While judging a book by its cover — or being judged on what you wear to your hearing — might seem shallow, it is the way things are. What you choose to wear and how you look can impact the proceedings. Before you get ready for your court date, make sure to read the following to ensure you are appropriately dressed.

Advice on the Best Way to Dress for Divorce Court

Conservative business attire will help you make a great impression during your proceedings. Find something you would wear to a serious, solemn occasion, such as a church meeting or a funeral. To look professional, avoid “loud” colors and styles and select comfortable clothes that fit well that are neither too baggy nor too tight.

Preparing for the courtroom is an important step that should not be skipped. While dressing for court is usually easier for men than it is women, it is vital that everyone take the time to get cleaned up and ready for this important meeting. Men really cannot go wrong with a suit and tie or slacks with a tucked-in dress shirt and blazer. While women should aim for a knee-length or longer skirt or slacks paired with a modest blouse. Here are a few more tips for dressing for the occasion:

If you are still unsure what you should wear to the courtroom, it may be useful to consult your lawyer. Moreover, your attorney may know the judge assigned to your case and can provide details on how to leave them with a good impression.

Contact The Ault Firm

Knowing how to dress for divorce court and looking good is essential. The skilled professionals at The Ault Firm will help you look even better. Our experienced team of attorneys will provide comprehensive legal representation and is ready to help you navigate this complex process. To schedule your case review with our professionals, contact us today. We serve Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding area.