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For my observation I chose to observe a civil case that had to do with a divorce I did some research on the cases and chose one that was similar to an experience I went through My parents are currently separated and my father simply refused to pay child support He lives outside of the state so it was hard for my mother to have face to face confrontation with him She got tired of raising three kids on her own and finally decided to take him to court I was required to serve as a witness This took place in 2009 so I was thirteen years old and didnt really understand much of what was going on I timidly walked to the stand and was sworn in I then answered the questions the attorney asked me The divorce case I observed has been ongoing since 2010 and I expected the debate to be over child support I expected to see a debate between both parties I also expected to see the defendant being placed under arrest due to his failure to pay child support I expected to learn how a case in court is presented but this time on a more mature level I went to the Cobb County Superior Court on November 19 2013 I already knew what a court room would look like because I had to appear in court as a witness I walked into the courthouse and had to go through what felt like airport security After the security walkthrough was over I asked one of the officers if it was ok for me to just walk into a courtroom Im an extremely shy person and the thought of walking into the courtroom after the case had already begun was nerve-wrecking He told me to just walk in and take a seat in the pews The case I was observing was being seen by Judge Reuben Green so
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