(Closed) FI has to attend court during our honeymoon

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2790 posts
Sugar bee

@As_You_Wish:  Did you get trip insurance? Will you be able to transfer the date?

Post # 4
1348 posts
Bumble bee

Aw man, that is terrible. Best of luck trying to rearrange your plans!

Post # 6
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

WTH! That is SO awful! I’m actually angry for you!

Post # 7
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

That IS awful. At first when I started reading I was hoping you were going to say he was served with jury duty, which you can postpone due to vacation.

I don’t really know the laws of court/subpoenaes, but is there any way to petition the judge to have him give his testimony a few days earlier or a bit later? I imagine it depends on a lot of factors, particularly the type of case. And likely not possible… but worth investigating?

I’m sorry this is happening! 🙁

Post # 8
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Damn justice getting in the way of things.

Post # 9
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Does he have an attorney? I feel like court dates get moved all the time for silly reasons, and this is not necessarily what I would qualify as “silly” particularly if you have the tickets purchased and will lose money. Check into it before you cancel honeymoon plans!

Post # 10
1132 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Court dates do get moved all the time, but if he is not one of the parties, and only an interested party, it might be hard to convince a judge to rearrange his/her schedule. However, you should definitely make it known what is going on because one of the parties may be able to ask for a continuance.

Post # 11
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I received a subpoena for a car accident where the other driver had no insurance and left the scene. But I had already planned a trip out of the country that coincided with the court date. I just called the court and told them I was going to be out of the country. However, I couldn’t reach an actual person and had to leave this info on voicemail. So I never had anyone say to me, “Too bad, you need to be there.” I went on the trip, and the court date went on without me. I never heard anything more from it.

Did your Fiance tell the person on the phone that he was going to be out of town?

Post # 12
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not sure where you are and how your laws work, but here they physically serve you a piece of paper, and there should be a number on it that’s “witness notifier” or something like that.  You’re always supposed to call that person to discuss more particulars of when/where and what they believe the subject matter of your testimony will be.  I would explain the issue to them.  They may still be in the trial confirmation phase, or they may decide after a discussion that either his testimony isn’t vital to the case, or allow him to enter a written affidavit or something. 

Good luck!

Post # 13
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That sucks!! I am SO sorry!! ((hugs))

Post # 14
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That sucks, but I am sure everything will be fine and you will still have a great honeymoon even though it won’t be till later.

Post # 15
16216 posts
Honey Beekeeper

NO WAY. I am so sorry to hear that. I know nothing about this kind of thing, but from other posters, it sounds like you may have options? I hope? You poor thing!

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