What are my rights if I cheated with a co-worker and have now been subpoenaed to appear at a divorce hearing?

If I admit to it I could loose my job. I live in a no fault state.

Asked on November 24, 2015 under Family Law, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You have to appear: a subpoeana is essentially a court order, and if you do not appear, you could face contempt of court (e.g. be jailed). The fact that testifying may put your job in danger is not valid grounds to not appear and testify.

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