Am I Required to Appear at a Deposition After Not Paying a Judgment Against Me?
When a court judgment is obtained the winning party is called a judgment creditor and the party ordered to pay is called the judgment debtor. If the judgment remains unpaid, it is possible to conduct an examination of the judgment debtor to determine what assets exist in order to place a lien against assets that may be sold to satisfy the judgment. Wages and other income may also be levied upon.
When a person receives a subpoena for a deposition, the person may be held in contempt of court for failure to appear. If the time is inconvenient, it is possible to call the attorney to reschedule. If the scope of the examination is overly broad, it may be possible to make a motion to the court for a protective order. However, the scope of the examination may ask any questions relevant to the ability to collect the judgment. If your mother has no assets or income, she may be judgment proof, meaning unable to collect payment from.