If you subpeona a expert witness to appear at a custody trial do u have to pay them for their time ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Tampa, FL

Can they say they will not appear unless you pay them prior to trial?

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Can they not show up if they don't receive payment first?

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  1. Howard M Lewis


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Yes, in most cases experts do require fees and you shoudl discuss that up front with them. Take care.

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  2. John Arthur Smitten

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes you have to pay them in advance. Contact my office for free consultation 727-446-7659

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