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Old 11-02-2017, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Prepaid vacation same date as subpoena

I received a subpoena to testify in a probate case of a neighbor.

Do I have to go if I already prepaid a vacation during that date?
I am supposed to be in Mexico on vacation for the end of NOV and that is the date of the hearing?

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Old 11-02-2017, 02:06 PM   #2
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Well, you can't just ignore it.

Call the attorney that sent you the subpoena and explain your conflict and that you just aren't going to show up. If your testimony is that important to his client he'll make other arrangements. Either by getting a postponement or getting the court to allow you to appear by phone.

Call now.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:12 AM   #3
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You can also testify at deposition before the hearing and counsel from both sides can be there, and the testimony can be videotaped.

They will normally work something out with you when you have an expensive existing obligation like that.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:18 PM   #4
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Normally Court will postpone the case if you have genuine reasons for not attending the Court date. It is good to inform the concerned attorney regarding your travel in advance, so that the attorney can take appropriate steps to postpone the case.
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I received a subpoena to testify in a probate case of a neighbor.

Do I have to go if I already prepaid a vacation during that date?
I am supposed to be in Mexico on vacation for the end of NOV and that is the date of the hearing?

Help!
Act fast/
The closer the date gets or the more time that passes the less like you are to get the judge's and/or opposing counsel's approval.
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