Q: Do I have to appear in IL estate court if I get a subpoena during covid while concerned for mine & spouse's health?
I received a supoena for IL estate court for my deceased father's estate & and I am concerned for my health (asthmatic) & my spouse at home with prexisting health issues. If I raise this concern, can I be relieved from attending?
A: Call the lawyer that subpoenaed you. Or the Circuit Clerk's office in the county where you are supposed to testify. Ask if you can appear by zoom instead. Although you are in Benton, I am not sure in what county you are supposed to testify. We have Zoom court for most civil things in Franklin County and Jefferson County right now. In fact, I had an estate case where I wanted in court testimony and I was not allowed to have it until a point in the testimony in zoom court where the judge realized that it was absolutely required. Then the case was recessed until in court testimony resumed. Now in court is no longer needed so the hearing is being resumed in zoom court.
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