A subpoena is a court order to produce documents or appear in court as part of a legal process. If you are going through a divorce, there are several ways you can use a subpoena to help with the divorce process. Here are some of the things a subpoena may help with during a divorce.
For a fair divorce settlement to be realized, each spouse is supposed to reveal their financial information. The financial and asset ownership information is used to determine marital division, child custody, and spousal support issues. Therefore, you can use a subpoena to get more information from your spouse if you suspect that:
Remember that you have to be specific about what you want the other party to produce when issuing a subpoena. For example, you should specify whether you want them to produce their tax returns, pay stubs or business ownership records.
Third Party Witnesses
You can also use a subpoena to compel third parties to testify in your divorce trial. In this case, you have to prove to the court that the third party has material information that you can't get in any other way. Here are a few examples of how such a subpoena may help:
Third Party Records
Lastly, you may also use a subpoena to compel other parties to produce records that may help your divorce process. Again, don't forget that the judge will want to know how the information may be relevant to your case; subpoenas aren't used for fishing expeditions. For example, you can use such a subpoena to:
The court may issue a subpoena on its own, or your lawyer may request one. This means you don't have to worry about getting the information you need for your divorce if you have retained a lawyer. For more information, contact a law office like The VK Law Firm.Share
19 March 2018
My name is Laura, and I am an attorney specializing in helping clients leave violent marriages. The law can help victims be safe, but many potential clients cannot afford legal services and may be afraid to pursue divorce. They may not be aware of services that have been created to keep them hidden from violent ex-partners and to help them be awarded assets in a divorce so they can provide for themselves and their families. I hope to raise awareness of these issues as well as help direct people in danger to facilities where they can receive guidance and financial assistance.