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Is there a way to get employment verification details on my

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Is there a way to get employment verification details on my ex spouse without going to court and having it subpeoned?
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Unfortunately, the employer will not release the records unless you have a subpoena or court order. That means that you would need to go to court, as you can only subpoena records when you have a pending court case.

If there's already a pending court case, then you just have to go to the clerk of the court and ask for the subpoena. There is usually a fee, and they may or may not accept cash, checks, or credit cards, so you might want to call first. I've been to courthouses that only accepted checks, so it's better to know in advance.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I do have an open case, I filed for child support modification in Dec. and my ex was served but is now deployed overseas. So I have to wait for him to come back.

But I found out he was employed before he left, so can I subpeona his past employer?

 

Thank you

Yes, you can. If there's an open case pending, the clerk of the court will give you a subpoena. It has to be signed by the judge, so you can't get them online. If you mail a check, though, the clerk might be willing to mail one to you if you can't get to the courthouse. That might be something to ask if you call them.
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