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So for more clarification. This is for a divorce case already set for June 24th. I am the landlord for the tenant whom is a single mother (29) with two children (4 and 6). I was given a subpoena by her current husband to appear in Washington county courthouse at 0930 AM. I live 1hr and 30 mins away. I have work on Monday. I would have to call in (Sick?) with extremely short notice. The subpoena was signed by the petitioners attorney. It is clearly a template used for generic subpoena's but does say I "May subject you to contempt of court". I notice it say's May but I feel trapped because there's no way for me to get an answer from the court or from the petitioner before Monday. Just wondering if there was any legal grounds I have to stand on.
Thank you so much for helping me. Now this subpoena says "DUCES TECUM" and says that I have to give evidence and testify in the above-entitled matter on behalf of the petitioner. I looked up DUCES TECUM and it looks like that is a request for documents but it doesn't specify what documents. I'm assuming they're referring to documents surrounding the rental situation. Are you saying this legally had to be served 7 days prior to trial?