If you were personally served with a subpoena to testify, the subpoena effectively serves as a court order requiring you to comply. If you have questions about how you can comply with the subpoena there is likely a telephone number listed on the subpoena that you can call to learn about what specifically is required of you.
Typically an attorney that handles real estate litigation should be sufficiently versed to handle issues involving adverse possession and public land. As for what an attorney can do for you if the land is not yours, it is likely, although not guaranteed, since you are presumably an adjacent land owner, the outcome of this case could feasibly affect an interest or value in any adjacent land.
You may have a claim against your former landlord for withholding your security deposit. You are correct in stating that the landlord has 30 days with which to refund your security deposit in its entirety or provide a list of damages and a reduced security deposit.
Given the amount of the security deposit, however, it would be more effective for you to pursue this matter in small claims court where the amount sought by you is less than $3,000.00.
Each state and even the federal government have specific rules concerning how a lawsuit may be initiated against one of their/its govenmental departments or agencies.
Generally, cities and municipalities insulate themselves from lawsuits by instituting laws commonly referred to as sovereign immunity. In Michigan, generally, courts and judges are insulated from lawsuits brought against them for decisions made during the course of their respective jobs/duties.
As such, even if you could...
I am assuming from your question that you are the Plaintiff. If that assumption is incorrect, and you are the defendant I would advise you to promptly file an Answer to the Complaint.
If, however, you are the Plaintiff and initiated this lawsuit, you have 21 days after you served the Defendant with the lawsuit before you file a motion for default judgment. The motion can be found as a form on the state of michigan website in the SCAO forms section. After you have filed a request for...
Generally, in Michigan, a subpoena to appear/testify is only effective when personally served in accordance with Michigan Court Rules. Your question, "...do I need to sign a paper subpoena to make it legal?" hits the nail on the head. For a civil or criminal matter, in order to be properly subpoenaed, you need to be personally served, ie. personally handed a copy of a subpoena, not given notice of same over the phone.
Generally, as long as a personal loan and/or credit card were initiated/taken out solely in the husband's name the wife bears no direct liability from creditors as to the amount of debt.
It is recommended that you utilize the assistance of a family law attorney to assist with future divorce proceedings.
This is an unfortunate situation and highlights the importance of open communication between litigants and all respective attorneys. That said, it appears as if prior feedback on this question is spot on. The arrest did not take place because a debt was/is owed. The arrest took place because a court hearing/order was ignored, and, consequently a bench warrant was issued.
Once a judgment has been obtained most, if not all of those benefits that settlement may have had are long gone. Settlements take place before judgment takes place. Settlements are not mandated and are undertaken by agreement of those party to the settlement. Settlements are voluntary agreements and cannot be forced on another party.