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Do I have to show up for a deposition on civil case for a

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Do I have to show up for a deposition on civil case for a debt ? I received a notice
in the mail notice of taking deposition duces tecum in which I am supposed to bring
all kinds of personal documents.
Yes, you have to show up, but you can contact the attorney who subpoenaed you and negotiate a different date or time if that time is inconvenient and they are expected to be reasonable in accommodating you. However, if you just refuse to show up, they will go to the court with a motion for contempt against you and seek to have you fined by the court and have the court order you to appear. If you are filing for bankruptcy you have to still comply at least until you file for bankruptcy and enter a motion to stay the case for bankruptcy.


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