I am in the middle of a very bitter divorce
Subpoenas have been requested by both sides. Hence my question:
The wording of my subpoenas say that the subpeona is returnable for November 15, 2010 at 10:00 am. On the cover letter of the documents it is followed by: "pursuant to NJ Court Rules, you are not to produce or release the subpoenaed documents until the date set forth in the Subpeona for Depositions, specifically, November 15, 2010". The deposition was schelduled for the returnable date but then subsequently postponed. Have the requested documents already been received by my attorney or were they put on hold until such time that a deposition is rescheduled?
In the same vain, the plaintiff's attorney requested subpeonas and noted a returnable date of January 6, 2011 and states the same language about not to produce or release the subpeonaed docs until the date set forth in the subpoena for Depositions, "specifically, January 6th". In this case, I am not aware of any depositions scheduled. Are the documents released before a deposition date is set?
Do I have a right to see the documents supplied in response to the subpeonas my attorney sent on my behalf if they were released. His date was Nov. 15, 2010?
If I release my attorney from representing me on this coming Monday, while meeting with him, Do I have the right to demand all of my documents at that time and walk out with them or does he have an opportunity to delay my request for my documents in any way and charge me for the time to compile my documents?
If he does not have to give them to me at that very time, can I advise him to do nothing more on my behalf to avoid any other charges?