My husband is currently awaiting the trial date for a custody trial with his ex. Who live in Lehigh county PA. We however live in Mobile, al and will be representing ourselves as we have no lawyer or money for one. How can we go about having the witnesses that we need to appear subpoenaed as well as records that we need subpoenaed?
What do you mean representing yourselves? Are you a party to the lawsuit? Why would you be obtaining subpoenas? As a general rule a pro se litigant may have the court issue attorneys on their behalf. That means your husband would have to find out the procedure in the state where that tryout is being held. Since you're not a party and not a lawyer you cannot participate in the lawsuit. mean your husband is representing himself in another state, he will need to read the rules of civil procedure for that other state, he will need to read and understand the rules of evidence, and the local court rules. All of which are probably available online or obtainable from the court itself. If his ex has an attorney I hope your husband understands he's going to get his clock cleaned in court. Maybe penny-wise and pound foolish not to borrow money from friends or family now and hire an attorney in Pennsylvania and save it in the long run.
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Representing yourself is very dangerous. You would prepare subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecems with the family court pay the fee and then send them out. Beware of motions to quash
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