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Tips for Witnesses.

Today’s advice is for potential witnesses.


#1 Don’t refuse to talk to the attorney if they call to talk to you, unless it’s smart to not to.

You don’t have to speak, but if you do you may can avoid a subpoena or having to testify later.

#2 Don’t try to refuse a subpoena.

It’s tacky. Refusing to touch the papers does not invalidate service.

#3 Don’t be rude.

I get you have a job, but so do I. I attempted to call you weeks ago and do this politely. You refused to answer or speak. You refused to call back.

#4 Don’t lie to get out of testifying.

It’s tacky too. And dishonest.

Matthew Thompson is a divorce attorney and just wants the facts.