Subpoenaed For Boss’s Divorce

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about being subpoenaed:

My boss’s wife is supposedly going to have me subpoenaed in their divorce. They owned the company together that I am the secretary for. I do some light bookkeeping but he has an accountant and an accounting firm. What could she want with me? Do I have to go?

Signed, Worried

Dear Worried:

We are not attorneys and can’t give legal advice. If you have strong concerns about what you may be asked or the impact on you, you should consult an attorney for advice. However, the power of a subpoena is well known and I can tell you that yes, you must respond to a subpoena. It’s a court order and it’s crucial to both civil and legal courts that subpoenas be honored.

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